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Senile Purpura

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purplehead Fri 06-May-22 14:17:20

Hi , Does anyone else suffer from this condition. It takes the slightest knock to bring up a reddish/purple bruise under the skin which takes about 2 or 3 weeks to fade by which time a few more have appeared. Very disfiguring.
If anyone can tell me the best way to treat this I would be very grateful.

Liz46 Fri 06-May-22 14:20:49

Me too. I usually wear long sleeves to hide my arms now. Let's hope someone can come up with a suggestion other than wrapping ourselves in lots of bandages!

Germanshepherdsmum Fri 06-May-22 14:29:03

I often find a bruise somewhere that I definitely haven’t knocked. Anyone remember Prince Philip saying he woke up with new bruises every morning?

Whitewavemark2 Fri 06-May-22 15:18:44

I notice her maj often has them on her legs

Esspee Fri 06-May-22 18:59:30

My doctor says there is nothing I can do about it. My mother used to get the most awful bruises on her legs. I threatened to buy her shin guards if she wasn’t more careful.
I get them mainly on my arms.

Aveline Fri 06-May-22 19:22:55

I always found arnica good for bruises

timetogo2016 Fri 06-May-22 19:30:10

I use witch hazel on bruises,i bruise so easily,don`t even remember knocking myself.
Getting older i believe is the cause.
That`s my excuse anyway.