What causes hand purpura?

What causes hand purpura?

Purpura occurs when small blood vessels burst, causing blood to pool under the skin. This can create purple spots on the skin that range in size from small dots to large patches. Purpura spots are generally benign, but may indicate a more serious medical condition, such as a blood clotting disorder.

How do you get rid of purpura on your hands?

In most cases, there is no treatment required for senile purpura. However, some people dislike the appearance of the bruises and seek treatment. Your doctor can prescribe topical retinoids that thicken your skin to prevent further skin aging.

What causes skin to become thin and tear easily?

Fragile or thin skin that tears easily is a common problem in older adults. Aging, sun exposure and genetics all play a role in thinning skin. Certain medications, such as long-term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, also can weaken the skin and blood vessels in the skin.

How do you know if Purpura is serious?

The rash often becomes widespread, so for example conjunctiva can occur as well as pinpointing on the skin, and in more severe cases the mucosal surfaces may bleed. Other signs include worsening abdominal pain, increased vomiting, liver enlargement, high haematocrit with low platelet count, lethargy or restlessness.

How to tell if you have senile Purpura on your hands?

The primary symptom of senile purpura is large, purplish red bruises that are most common on the backs of the hands or the forearm. They become a brown discoloration as they fade.

What causes a purpuric rash on the back of the hand?

Purpuric lesions can appear in normal patients, usually women. Bruises, either single or multiple, appear spontaneously, mainly on arms or legs, and resolve without any specific treatment. Senile purpura is usually seen on areas exposed to mild repeated trauma, such as the back of hands.

What does it mean when you have Purpura on your skin?

The term ‘purpura’ describes a purplish discolouration of the skin produced by small bleeding vessels near the surface. Purpura may also occur in the mucous membranes, especially of the mouth and in the internal organs.

How long does it take for purpura on hands to fade?

Generally on the backs of hands or forearms. May turn brown as they fade, which can take one to three weeks; sometimes slight brown discoloration will be permanent This form of purpura is more commonly known as Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) and predominantly affects children.