which is also known as skin hemorrhages and blood spots, is
a rash which appears as an outbreak of red dots on the skin.
rash can appear anywhere on the body, but it more commonly
appears in specific areas such as the front of the lower legs,
or the outer sides of the lower arms.
Causes of purpura rash
The direct cause of purpura is blood in the skin which has
leaked from blood vessels, which is what makes the little
purplish-red dots or blisters to appear.
can be the result of several different causes. One common
cause is that the platelet count in the bloodstream becomes
low enough that bleeding can occur. Another possible explanation
is that there is some sort of damage to the blood vessels,
which can be exacerbated by fragile or thin blood vessels.
It is also possible that some sort of inflammation causes
the blood vessels to swell. Ultimately, there are a wide variety
of possible explanations for purpura.
cases, a spreading rash may be a sign of severe infection,
or even meningitis,
so a doctor should always be consulted to diagnose the exact
cause, especially if it develops very rapidly.
There is very little in the way of treatments that can be
done for a purpura rash with home remedies. If the person
who contracts the purpura rash is healthy, it may just go
away on its own in three to five days. If, however, the rash
persists or other symptoms such as fever occur, a doctor should
be consulted immediately as there can potentially be serious
health problems underlying an outbreak of purpura.
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