I have red blotches on my arm which appeared on my arm several months ago. It causes no pain. When I massage my arm the blotches disappear for a couple of minutes. Also sometimes the blotches are gone(like after I take a shower) but mostly daily it is there. I am thinking that it might have to do something with blood circlution. Does anybody know what this is?
Are there any known triggers of your skin condition?
This does not appear to be urgent however, if there is any associated swelling of your extremities, any pain, discoloration and numbness associated with the digits,then this may need prompt consult and evaluation.
I suggest that you have this checked by a dermatologist.
Do you have any known allergies?
Evaluation of coagulation factor levels ( PT,aPTT, and fibrinogen) and complete blood count including platelet count may help. Evaluation of the patency of your pulses is also necessary.This may be an allergic reaction.However,other factors like a bleeding or coagulation disorder may also present as blotches.
Is there any associated rash of similar character in other parts of the body?
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.