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Mitch McConnell’s weird purple hands may have an easy explanation

picture of bruised arm and purple hand


What’s wrong with Mitch McConnell’s hands? Probably nothing more than the thinning skin — and easy bruising — that comes with old age.

Dermatologists say the 78-year-old Senate majority leader’s black-and-blue bruises and bandaged hands are likely a common condition called senile purpura.

“There’s not really much you can do,” agreed Dr. Jeremy Fenton, dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in Manhattan and Long Beach.

“You can try some things, topical treatments that can build collagen and thicken the skin, such as retinoids, lactic acid lotions, but it’s going to be an uphill battle.”



Source : New York Post – Mitch McConnell’s weird purple hands may have an easy explanation Edited By, Laura Italiano

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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