Any natural remedies to lighten my purple patch ( sarcoidosis)

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I have been diagnosed with sarcoidosis. My lungs don't appear to be affected. However, I have several raised purple patches on various parts of my body. The medication has help to reduce the lumps. I am now left with fairly large purple dry patches. One patch is on the tip of my nose and one on my arm. They are making me depressed and need to be able to get rid of them. I don't wear makeup and would be interested in anything natura l that may reduce the colour.

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    I had a patch on the end of my nose, apart from auditioning for a part in the pantomime as Rudolph, I tried bio oil. It takes a bit of time, but my

    Patch has practically gone. Don't be self conscious, most people don't


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    I've been recently diagnosed with Sarcoidosis, but not had any skin discolouring etc. However a couple of years ago I blacked out and fell leaving a long nasty cut across my forehead. I used Bio Oil for the next year or so and the scar hardly shows now at all. So I would definitely recommend Bio Oil for any scars/blemishes on the skin.  Do persist with it, but definitely fades any marks.
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     Sarcoidosis is a known trigger for erythema nodosum (those red bumps you have on legs)

    This may help you or your doctor or it might be off target.

    Hope it helps


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    Hi Pink

    sarcoid sometimes causes 'lupus pernio' (nothing to do with lupus!!) a purple rash on the nose and cheeks. If its that avoid sun and wind as these tend to make it worse. Moisturise the skin regularly, and agree that bio-oil may help

    The British Red Cross over a great skin camouflage service called 'changing faces'. Their volunteers can match a concealer make-up to your natural skin tone. Check out their website


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