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#1 Chopper

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:44 PM

Hello! I don't know what this would be related to, but I can't seem to find a name for it. When I get out of the shower (which I don't take overly hot showers) the tops of my feet (and sometimes extending up to my knees) will have a red spotted rash on them. I've also had it on my chest and neck. It's not raised, nor itchy or bothersome. It fades, but I haven't noticed how long it takes to fade. Obviously a reaction to heat. Anyone else experience this and know if it's called something specific or even what it could be related to?

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#2 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 02:28 PM

Hi Chopper,

( Harley??)

The red mottling is just the dilation of the blood vessels due to the heat of the water (doesn't take much of an increase over normal body temperature) and also a little bit to do with the massaging effect of the water droplets striking your skin. It's a GOOD thing for a change! :lol:
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#3 Chopper

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 03:09 PM

Ok, thanks, Jeannie. It's just that I've never seen it until the last few weeks. To me, it's a weird phenomenon. :emoticon-dont-know:
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 03:10 PM

By the way, I have middle initials: HD, to which I jokingly tell people they stand for Harley Davidson, or High-Definition! :VeryHappy:
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#5 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 04:09 PM

Too funny! :lol:
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 07:27 PM

Hi Chopper

I was going to vote possibly Raynaud's (don't know if you have that though). Nothing like turning white/red/blue in the shower. I notice it seems to do that 'mottling' colour as well on me if I get any type of chill at any time. I always described mine as sort of a 'redish/purplish' coloured mesh.
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