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Toasted Skin Syndrome from laptop....what do I do?

About a month ago, I spent the day playing games on my laptop and it got really heated. I felt it get super hot on my left thigh, more so than usual, but it was still tolerable so I left it there. Now I have a huge spider-like red mark on my left thigh. I've had red marks before from my laptop, but none this "spider-vein like" and none that persisted this long. It also seems to fade and darken depending on my body temperature. If I take a warm shower, it will get SUPER dark and fade to its usual redness after a few hours. It doesn't hurt. It's not irritated. It doesn't itch. It doesn't peel. It's just odd and ugly. Can I expect it to fade over time? Is it permanent? What should I do? Is there a treatment for this? The only thing I've done is alter how I sit with my laptop. (no more lap)
posted by Telomeracer on Jul 9, 2013 - 9 answers

Is it possible to sun tan safely?

Is it possible to sun tan safely? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Jul 22, 2011 - 23 answers

Stupid iron burn!

A tiny burn on my arm is KILLING ME OH MY GOD. How to stop it hurting now and keep it from scarring later? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Jul 19, 2011 - 32 answers

How do I make my permanently sunburned red face, less red?

How do I make my permanently sunburned red face, less red? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Jul 4, 2011 - 12 answers

What is this unexplained mark on my friend's neck?

What could have caused this weird mark on my friend's neck? It started out as a red patch, then turned into this... half-flower/sun-shaped thing! Picture. [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Aug 14, 2008 - 17 answers

Skin Cancer Here I Come

Elite tips on avoiding sunburns that go beyond the standard online guides about staying out of the sun during the middle of the day and finding a high SPF sunblock for a light-skinned person about to embark on 3 weeks of way-too-much sun. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Jun 25, 2007 - 36 answers

The-Rash-That-Must-Not-Be-Named

Am I the next Harry Potter or does this mysterious rash have a point? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Aug 10, 2006 - 7 answers

Casper or George?

Are there *any* parts of the body that can be safely tanned without really having to worry about skin cancer? [more inside]
posted by BruceL on Aug 6, 2006 - 12 answers

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