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I am a female teenager and have Raynaud's. I have been told my circulation is poor, to the extent of my hands and feet turning purple. Predominantly, this mostly occurs during cold weather; however, entering the shower seems to trigger an episode and causes my fingers and feet to go a dark grey/purple. I also develop chilblains when my extremities are exposed to such cold temperatures, which can be quite irritating. I am only a teenager, and I was wondering if these symptoms will deteriorate, or whether they may simply go away. Also note that I do experience joint pain at times, mainly around my knuckles and ankles. My fingers tend to excessively swell when cold, or when being warmed up from being so cold. Lately, my finger joints have been feeling weirdly freezing - like the actual bone feels freezing. The way I can best describe it - that uncomfortable sensitivity experienced with teeth when you breath in cold air or bite into something hot or cold - like that. Could this be early signs for scleroderma?
Hi everyone, my name is Ben, and I've had a dark orange colored rash that is dots surrounding my nipple on my chest and that goes around to my back. I have a lot of things that can be linked to autoimmune disease. And I am very scared of that, but also there are so many questions I have about this condition. Maybe some of you guys can help clarify things for me? 1)I know I am young to be using collagen, but I actually do put it on my face. It has other moisturizers in it. And I am scared that it may cause it to come back on my face. Mine is currently on my chest and is probably my only physical insecurity. I heard it can deform people so I would die if it came back on my face. Does anyone that has morphea also use collagen? I heard that the cause may be an overproduction of collagen so should I stop using collagen on my face? 2)My dermatologist said it is very unlikely that it will occur any place else. I noticed the "rash" when I was like 7, but just went to a real dermatologist to get it checked. I was misdiagnosed as having tinea versicolor. She said it looks like a confetti-type localized scleroderma and said that it was morphea. Does this sound accurate? It looks like orange colored dots surrounding my nipple and going around to my back. I don't feel an indent or anything. It's just like a discoloration of skin. I've had it for as long as I can remember, so I don't remember if it felt hard when I first got it because it has been so long. No tinea versciolor treatment(ointment or medication) or home remedy has ever worked on this. It has burned my skin extremely badly. But she is a CHILDREN's dermatologist, said that it was morphea and linear scleroderma, the explanation kind of sounded all over the place. She said it is indented but I didn't notice an indent. Also we had trouble finding pictures that looked similar to mine. Should I get a 2nd opinion? 3)I am planning to hopefully get laser done on this when I'm older. I am not a usually insecure person, but it has stopped me from going swimming. I tell people that it's a birth mark so they will understand, but I'm always worried people will think its catchy. Even I thought it was for years when I had no idea what it really was. Is there any waterproof makeup that you guys could suggest for this?