Dermatology Community
Forearm Skin Tearing and Bruising
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology - rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Forearm Skin Tearing and Bruising

I am a 58-year old white female from Texas. The skin on my forearms tears and bruises very easily. The tears bleed profusely and develop thick scabs and large bruises. They are unsightly and heal slowly. I have had blood testing and appear to have no strange illness. The skin on the rest of my body does NOT do this. My dermatologist recommended vitamin C serum to improve my skin and vitamin K cream to help the bruises. He also prescribed ammonium lactate lotion for my dry skin. I have used these creams for several months with little result.The vitamin K cream does seem to help the bruises fade faster. Is there anything else I can do to prevent this problem?
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar n tn
Were you by any chance in the armed services?
Blank
Avatar m tn
I have the same problem with tearing and bruising..... If there's an answer I sure would like to hear about it..... btw what has the armed services got to do with it.....
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
Top Dermatology Answerers
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
tschock
AB
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom