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a cut on his back passage looked a purplish blue colour

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my father is 84 and i help with bathing etc when he had his shower yes ter day he asked me to check if he had a cut on his back passage it was not cut but looked a purplish blue colour and skin looked raw i put in some cream and did this again teice today it looks calmer today what should i do

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replied June 30th, 2012
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

What your father is having is senile purpura. Senile purpura is generally considered harmless, and is not treatable unless it is the result of taking blood thinners

You can give vitamin C tablets to your father which is required for the synthesis of collagen, an important structural component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments and bone. Limsee 500 mg twice a day can be taken for 3 months after a medical guidance and a doctor's prescription.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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