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skin issue ...discolouration rash?? which looks like a bruise but isnt

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  • Posted By: taniaaust1
  • May 9, 2011
  • 05:56 AM

About 6 weeks ago.. i developed a skin thing which looks like a bruise but isnt a bruise in the crease area at top of foot and its still there.

Its about one inch by 2 inches in size and does have a bit of very mild redness about the area too at times (like very mild skin irritation) around the bruise like look with the skin in that area also dry.

Is this probably a type of eczema?? (i havent had eczema before but my daughter used to get eczema but it never caused like a black skin discolouration) or another skin condition of some kind.

I have had staph infection causing blackish skin discolouration before but this isnt looking the same as that and no like cyst with this. (the staph was all gooey and a spreading blackness under the skin, this is completely different looking and all like discoloured and dry skin). It is not painful but very slightly itchy at times.

What is this? Is it something I need a cortiosteriod cream for? (normal skin cream doesnt fix it)

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  • Hi. You are so helpful here at forum, that I decided to post my comments. I'm sorry but I have no idea what it might be. Actually considering your description it does not look like eczema or psoriasis or something like this, but skin dryness is one of the manifestation of such kind of dermatitis. Steroid hormone creams may just hide visible symptoms for a short time but they can not cure any serious skin diseaes. If this condition will be still present you should visit dermatologist. Good luck!
    alltimatehelp 128 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks anyway :) I asked today at my doctors appointment and he confirmed to me what I'd thought, and said isnt eczema and that it isnt brusing either. He said he didnt know what it is and that it is strange.. We are going to try Diprosone cream (a topical corticosteroid cream) for a couple of weeks to see if it fixes it or not. Im a bit concerned as the closest thing I could find online to what it looks like is an example of a symptom of Addison's disease what looks same dry looking but as a bruise kind of look patch but the crease area of someones underarm rather then in the crease area of the top of my foot. http://hardinmd.lib.uiowa.edu/ui/addisons/plate9.html Ive been worried for a while I may be starting to get Addison's disease as my cortisol levels are below normal but I cant get a doctor to test me for Addison's, its something the ones Ive asked dont seem to know much about. (I also carry a genotype in which Im more likely to get Adrenal issues). oh well.. I'll guess I'll just try this prescription cream and see it it works in case its a type of dermatitis or another skin issue.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
  • I would like to help you, but I don't know how. If you need my help to clarify other your diagnosis or if you want to pass my diagnostics, you're welcome. You know my email. Best regards
    alltimatehelp 128 Replies Flag this Response
  • About 6 weeks ago.. i developed a skin thing which looks like a bruise but isnt a bruise in the crease area at top of foot and its still there. Its about one inch by 2 inches in size and does have a bit of very mild redness about the area too at times (like very mild skin irritation) around the bruise like look with the skin in that area also dry. Is this probably a type of eczema?? (i havent had eczema before but my daughter used to get eczema but it never caused like a black skin discolouration) or another skin condition of some kind. I have had staph infection causing blackish skin discolouration before but this isnt looking the same as that and no like cyst with this. (the staph was all gooey and a spreading blackness under the skin, this is completely different looking and all like discoloured and dry skin). It is not painful but very slightly itchy at times. What is this? Is it something I need a cortiosteriod cream for? (normal skin cream doesnt fix it)hello, I have the same rash/bruise. It does not hurt, slight itch sometimes. It looks a lot worse than it feels. For me it is on my knee. It happened when I went to Florida. I'm looking for answers too. Have you had any luck finding out what it is?-Greg
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Ive been worried for a while I may be starting to get Addison's disease as my cortisol levels are below normal but I cant get a doctor to test me for Addison's, its something the ones Ive asked dont seem to know much about. (I also carry a genotype in which Im more likely to get Adrenal issues).
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  • My son has lots of spots on his torso area that sound's a lot like what you have described. They almost look like bruises but have been there for over 6 weeks. I took him to the Dr. 2 weeks ago and was told it was ringworm. However, the spots do not bother him, they are not raised or scaly or red. We treated him with an anti-fungal ointment but no change and in fact the spots were spreading. I took him to another Dr. and she said she didn't know what it was but that is wasn't ringworm. She kept asking if anybody had grabbed him but if they were bruises I would think they would have healed by now. She prescribed a cortisone cream that he is suppose to use for a week. She suggested taking him to a dermatologist if the symptoms don't clear up or get worse. We don't have insurance and are paying out of pocket for everything, I am hesitant to take him if I am going to be told the same thing, the spots or "rash" doesn't seem to bother him at all. I was wondering if the cream you were given helped at all?
    laceyw 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • A lot of what you are describing sounds like classic symptoms for Lyme Disease which is at epidemic levels in the USA. It is contracted from the bite of a deer tick and used to almost exclusively be in the Rockies. You may not even know you've been bitten but it causes a host of problems some very significant. Many doctors never even think to ask about this and probably dont have experience with it but left untreated can be chronic and systemic. Especially with a child it is always better to ask for the test and say he's been in the woods or whatever it takes to take a PCP to listen.
    keenanma 2 Replies
    • August 20, 2013
    • 02:48 AM
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  • I don't understand why you just don't find another doctor. There is further testing that can be done, and should be, based on the information from your genotype, it sounds like a no-brainer that a doctor would follow-up on. Keep pushing the issue.http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/addisons-disease/DS00361/DSECTION=tests-and-diagnosis
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 26, 2013
    • 00:35 AM
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