Stasis Dermatitis Treatment

Statis Dermatitis is skin eczema that is found on the lower legs, associated with a blood circulation problem called venous insufficiency. This happens when the valves within the veins are no working properly. . Stasis dermatitis is a condition found in in middle-aged and elderly people, with mostly 6%-7% of the population above 50 years of age being affected by the condition. The chance of developing stasis dermatitis increases with advancing age.

Symptoms include itching and or reddish-brown discoloration of the skin on one or both legs. Progression of the statis dermatitis can cause blistering, oozing skin lesions seen with other forms of eczema, and ulcers may also spring up in affected areas. The chronic circulatory problems lead to an increase in edema or fluid buildup in the legs. Stasis dermatitis is also known as varicose eczema.

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