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Senile purpura bruises and treatment options

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@contentandwell : I have yet to read up about the details of actinic purpura (too busy with garden, grandchildren’s birthdays, graduation ceremonies, house painter....). But the trigger being a very minor bump/scrape holds true. Now looking for something to blame. Not fair-skinned, no aspirin, no vitamin E, but sun exposure in the past (in the 1960’s it was cool to be tan, especially in the mountainous countries in Europe). Perhaps genetics....
As far as temperature competitions: we ended up with 97 degrees here on Monday, but contrary to what is common in SC., no real humidity yet. Has been mid to upper 90’s for 3 days, 3 more to go, then it will settle down to humid 85 to 90, and stay there for about 4 months. I could open another discussion as to why I stay here, why I bother to garden here (standard veggies, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, figs, and especially currants, which cannot be bought for love or money anywhere around here, and are a gamble each and every season).
You all have a pleasant summer, and I know what some people meant regarding climate comparisons. One of my sons lives in Portland OR, and they were wearing long sleeves 2 days ago!

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@ellerbracke Yes, sun damage can definitely make you more susceptible to these unsightly spots.

I hadn't realized you live in SC. The forecasts this past weekend for Columbia predicted triple-digit temperatures! I notice that these days because my son's fiancee is from there and her family still lives not too far from Columbia. I hope it won't be that bad next weekend, my son and his fiancee are going there for a shower. Her family lives right on a big lake though so at least they can get some relief taking a dip or a boat ride. My son and his fiancee live in Denver so they too have had much cooler weather.