Hello and welcome to JustAnswer,
so difficult to discuss dermatology problems on the web, AND in person
THIS REFERENCE FROM THE BEST DERM WEBSITE LOOKS FAMILIAR DOES IT NOT?
though your case is both typical and atypical for cutis marmorata...
the typical part being the rash which looks spot on
and the fact that warming the area makes the 'rash' go away
cutis marmorata typically improves with age
so it's not necessarily true that you need to learn to live with it
but before settling on this diagnosis
i think a dermatologist should see you and make this diagnosis, because, as you know, it's much more common in kids and infants
and it's strange that you would simply develop it at age 39
though i can not think of anything else this might be
Yes, I have looked up that image several times myself and tried to google it. There doesn't seem to be any sort of info for adults with this condition. The "go away with age" I was told only applies to children, so when an adult gets it, it's not going away. I am currently waiting to see a dermatolgist on this, but was told I would be waiting a while.
I chose to use your website to see if there is anything else it could be, as I said, it looks like it's getting larger.
Sorry, didn't realize I was to leave the screen up all the time. Hoping you get back to me.
of course there are other possible diagnoses.... the very fact that you have been referred to dermatology means that your primary care physician is a bit unsure... as i would be.... because dermatology is one thing, along with psychiatry, that most primary care physicians get scant training in... it's why there is an entire field of specialization simply to do with skin diseases and skin findings...
as to WHAT else it might be i would not want to hazard a guess because it would be nothing more than a true shot in the dark....
Ok, so no real new input I guess. Just wait until I see the dermatolgist.
Personally I thought it might deal with needing more exercise and dropping 10 pounds which I'll still try.
unfortunately i think that IS the answer because part of the skin exam, along with simple visualization of the skin, is to press on the rash, see if it blanches, and to assess the skin temperature... there's much more than visualization that goes into a diagnosis... sometimes a biopsy is necessary to get there.
certainly will not hurt things.
So, as there is no solution offered, does this still cost me $18? It's already all the information I sort of had.
completely up to you, i will only get paid if you accept my answer.
the other option is to request a refund which is usually no problem to get
Fair enough, but it's not really an answer. Thanks for chatting.