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Hi all, I am wondering how do you know which blood vessels (L,M,S) are effected with vasculitis? Also any home remedies for soothing skin as when I shave my legs they get bad shaving rash as my water here smells so strong of chlorine its making me itch severely every night and after I wash. Thank you in advance x

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    Hi. There's some info on the Vasculitis UK website about how the size of blood vessels relate to the type of disease here :

    http://www.vasculitis.org.uk/about-vasculitis/types-of-vasculitis

    The website is a pretty reliable source of information in general, so worth taking a look if you've not found it already.

    But vasculitis is a complicated disease and you can't really generalise. Since we have small blood vessels throughout our bodies the more common small vessel diseases can potentially affect any organ. But it's worth remembering that vasculitis often presents in different ways from person to person.

    The large vessel diseases tend to cause problems with blocked arteries and aneurysms, but these are much rarer types of vascultiis.

    I think the E45 or Zerobase emolliment creams are pretty good for dry itching skin. But I'd just try a small amount first to check that you don't get any sort of bad reaction. If you're at all worried it would be best to check with your GP or vasculitis consultant first.

    Hope this help,

    Richard.

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