Hi all. Once upon a time I posted a picture of the red itchy rash on my lower legs, that I get every time I go on vacation.
Well, I got it again yesterday, and it was even though I WAS wearing compression stockings, and even though there was NO air flight involved. What was I doing? Just walking out in the warm sun. And that's what ALL of my vacations have involved whenever I've had this rash. It seems to be the common denominator. Walking in hot/warm sun.
So today I did some more image searches and saw one that looked like it. Clicked on it. "Golpher's vasculitis." Did an image search for "Golpher's vasculitis" in quotes. Found a whole lot more images that look like what I get. So I read about "Golpher's vasculitis" and guess what - it occurs when walking out in the hot sun. Some people say it's itchy, and some people say it isn't. For me it's mildly itchy, and more so the worse it is. I also read that the potential for this is autoimmune. Ha! So what else is new?
So here's the image search results for "Golpher's vasculitis." The first couple rows of photos are the best representation of this, and the others may be other types of vasculitis. https://www.google.com/search?q=%22Golfer%27s+vasculitis%22&client=firefox- a&hs=Ufc&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=RJ3YUc _QMfOy0AGMhYGYAw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1213&bih=566 .
I have the anticentromere antibodies, by the way. I'm wondering how many of our forum members also get this vasculitis when walking in the hot sun - and which antibodies you have, if you do get it.
And no, it's not cellulitis, and doesn't involve broken skin, insect bites, or direct exposure to the sun on the legs. I was wearing long jeans. My only sun exposure was to my face, neck and arms.