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Taiwanese people - bruises / marks on legs?

Postby aphasiac » 01 May 2012, 01:39

At my cram school a noticeable numbers of younger students have their legs covered in little red/brown bruises or marks of some kind. A number of the female teachers also seem to suffer from this condition; seems to affect the lower legs and shins more prominently, sometimes upper legs but never arms or face.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Is it some skin condition, or just bruising from riding on the back of a scooter badly? Just curious as it seems so wide-spread.
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Re: Taiwanese people - bruises / marks on legs?

Postby Tempo Gain » 01 May 2012, 01:48

I've heard someone say the prevailing skin type here lends itself to long term bruising/scarring.
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Re: Taiwanese people - bruises / marks on legs?

Postby jimipresley » 01 May 2012, 01:52

There are a lot of mosquito bites in the lower-leg area, too. Those can lead to bruising.
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Re: Taiwanese people - bruises / marks on legs?

Postby Charlie Phillips » 01 May 2012, 02:00

Stop looking at those places and look at their faces and don't think too much. Smile more. :)
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Re: Taiwanese people - bruises / marks on legs?

Postby Belgian Pie » 01 May 2012, 16:43

Mosquito and fleabites ...
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Re: Taiwanese people - bruises / marks on legs?

Postby tango42 » 01 May 2012, 17:02

Everyone has had one or more brushes with a scooter or scooter muffler, or ground from falling off a scooter, or ground just because all the streets and stairs and everything else is so uneven.
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Re: Taiwanese people - bruises / marks on legs?

Postby Battery9 » 01 May 2012, 17:05

mosquito bites. My kids are COVERED in scars. Some 'cool' guys burn their arms on purpose with cigarettes.
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Re: Taiwanese people - bruises / marks on legs?

Postby tcm.sifu » 22 May 2012, 21:34

Battery9 wrote:mosquito bites. My kids are COVERED in scars. Some 'cool' guys burn their arms on purpose with cigarettes.


That's suppose to be cool? Are they like teenage bikers or something?
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Re: Taiwanese people - bruises / marks on legs?

Postby mukashi » 06 Jun 2012, 10:50

There are some kind of bugs here (tiny ones) that their bites scar for pretty long. I think most Taiwanese just scratch it and makes it worse, they don't think that this is anything bad or special to have legs marked like that, but for foreigners it looks kind of scary I guess.

Scooter burns possible too... they heal for very long (learnt that one on myself :( )

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