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Red Bruising

I am 62 and keep getting these red bruises on my arms. It looks like blood under the skin.
I can just bump something and they pop up. They last weeks. If i scratch one they get little red dots all around them.
I have heard this could be from thin skin or sun exposure in previous years. What can I do to toughen the skin
and eliminate this? I take a blood pressure pill and diuretic daily. Thanks. Kathy
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Looks typical of senile purpura.Senile purpura produces ecchymoses and results from increased vessel fragility due to connective tissue damage to the dermis caused by chronic sun exposure and aging.Nothing to worry. Protecting your skin from sun and using emollients,and vitc,antoxidants help.
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I have had large red bruises on my fore arms since my 40's. I am 54 and they are really getting worse. I look pretty young and healty for my age exept for my forarms! My arms can look like a 70 year old sometimes.
I have been in the sun alot in my life. Am I doing something to cause these? Is there something that I can do to improve the skin on my arms?
Thanks,
Sharon
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