The Appearance Of A Red Or Purple Rash On The Skin?

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Hello Doctor, I am Asa Mhs, age 22. BB 40 TB 156. I have had appendicitis precisely on December 13, 2018, my BB has dropped since I have appendicitis, and a month after OP my health has decreased, suddenly the right and left legs feel pain and a red rash appears, difficulty walking, appetite also decreases, after a check at the hospital the doctor said I had HSP, and after a blood check with urine the doctor said I had Vasculitis. Symptoms that I feel now, canker sores have more than a week, dry phlegm cough, stomach sometimes mules, fatigue, red spots on the legs and hands, but most of the legs almost cover all parts to the thighs, late menstruation. And strangely again if I go out to do the rash activities will arise again, but if at home it just subsided. Even though I always consume drugs from the doctor. Please enlighten me, so that I can continue my activities because thank God I will take part in the thesis session, but this condition makes me a little down and confused.

1 Answer:

Hello Syaira!

Thank you for the question on HealthReplies.com,

Henoch Schonlein Purpura / HSP is a condition of inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis) of the skin, joints, intestines, and kidneys, this inflammation can cause red or purple rashes on the skin. In addition to rashes, HSP can also cause other symptoms, including:

Stomach ache. Joint pain, especially in the knees and ankles. Fever. Throw up. Feces and urine accompanied by blood. The diagnosis of HSP itself can be made from history taking, physical examination, and investigation. Supporting examinations that can be done are blood pressure checks, urine checks, blood tests, or scanning with ultrasound. HSP treatment in general is to relieve the inflammatory response with anti-inflammatory drugs. Complications that occur in cases of HSP are generally related to kidney function, such as urine accompanied by blood, urine containing protein, swelling in the legs, or hypertension.

In this condition it is recommended to get enough rest, do not move and walk long distances first, and carry out regular control routinely, especially for kidney function. Avoid stopping / using self medication without a doctor's instruction, do a regular, healthy diet, and get enough rest. Take control again if the symptoms feel heavy.

Hopefully this information helps you,

Regards.

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