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Sudden hot red skin, looks like a sunburn and feel similar.

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sudden hot red skin, looks like a sunburn and feel similar.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.
Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hello

Mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

Mysticdoc :

Which part of the body you noticed the hot red skin?

Mysticdoc :

how big is the area?

Customer:

It started with my face and then I noticed it on my back and arms then splotchy on my legs

Mysticdoc :

are they painful?

Customer:

not really just hot

Mysticdoc :

ok

Mysticdoc :

do they blanch--meaning when you put pressure on them do they become pale?

Customer:

mot really, perhaps slightly

Mysticdoc :

ok

Mysticdoc :

do you take any aspirin daily ?

Customer:

no

Mysticdoc :

ok

Mysticdoc :

this can be due to the bruisings under the skin.

Mysticdoc :

This can happen due to the blood leakage from the small blood vessels.

Mysticdoc :

Low number of platelets can cause this.

Mysticdoc :

Clotting factor deficiency due to the liver disease or dietary deficiencies also can cause this.

Mysticdoc :

Inflammatory conditions known as vasculitis can also cause this.

Mysticdoc :

These possibilities are more likely without any other symptoms.

Mysticdoc :

Urticaria can be another possibility but usually itching also present.

Mysticdoc :

Hence some blood tests are required to check the blood count, liver and kidney functions, clotting factor levels.

Customer:

can stress be a factor?

Mysticdoc :

well it can be also.

Mysticdoc :

but this should not be spreading as you noticed if this is only due to the stress.

Customer:

so it sounds like I need to make an appt. with a local Dr .

Mysticdoc :

yes you should to get these blood tests done.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

Mysticdoc :

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