Venous stasis ulcers; Ulcers - venous; Venous ulcer
You may take the following steps to manage venous insufficiency, which is causing stasis dermatitis:
Caring for and treating the skin can help the problem, or may make it worse. Talk with your health care provider before using any lotions, creams, or antibiotic ointments. Avoid:
Treatments your health care provider may suggest include:
Stasis dermatitis is often a long-term (chronic) condition.
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you develop leg swelling or symptoms of stasis dermatitis. Watch for signs of infection:
Habif TP. Eczema and hand dermatitis. In: Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 3.
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