The outsides of both of my elbows are always deep, shocking red and have been for about 4 years. The skin is not dry, not itchy, doesn't hurt, nor is it a rash. It looks as though I've been leaning on my elbows on a hard surface, but I don't do that. This is simply an appearance problem. The areas are both approximately 2" x 3". The elbows are red enough that complete strangers ask me if I burned or injured them. No doctor I've seen have an answer. I can't be sure, but I think it started about the same time I began taking hypertension prescriptions (currently take 4 different ones) and Effexor. During this same time I have been taking Tamoxifen (for the 1st 2.5 years) and now take Arimidex following breast cancer. Neither radiation now chemo were necessary, so they are not the cause.
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