Irritation of the veins can cause a range of discomfort in the body. Even when you aren’t experiencing pain from vein irritation, you may have symptoms such as itching and burning in affected areas. Specializing in vein disease, the board-certified radiologists at Vein and Body Specialists can help pinpoint underlying causes of these symptoms and provide safe effective treatment. If you live in Bellevue, Sandusky, Fremont or Norwalk, Ohio you can get relief from these uncomfortable symptoms.
Why Itching and Burning?
These sensations, when considering venous disease, are most closely associated with venous stasis dermatitis. Venous stasis dermatitis is a condition of the skin, which is very common in people with venous problems like varicose or spider veins.
What Are The Symptoms Of Venous Eczema?
Itching and burning are the primary characteristics of this condition. Additionally, a red or brown patchy rash may be present in the affected area. You may also experience throbbing, radiant heat and slight pain in the area. Left untreated, venous stasis dermatitis can also cause skin ulcers.
Why Do I Have Itching and Burning?
When venous eczema is present, there is increased pressure on the veins in the legs due to weak or damaged valves. When the valves in the legs are not working properly, blood can pool in the lower extremities and cause a range of symptoms. This build-up of pressure in the area causes venous eczema and therefore, burning and itching.
Who Is At Risk For Venous Stasis Dermatitis?
People who identify with one of the following factors are at higher risk of developing this condition:
- Previous deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Previous immobility/bedrest
- Greater than 40 years of age
What Is The Treatment For Itching and Burning?
At Body and Vein Specialist, our team of specialists can create a personalized treatment plan for your venous stasis dermatitis. Treatment may include:
- Varicose Vein Treatment
- Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
- Injection sclerotherapy (non-foam)
- Ultrasound-guided Foam Sclerotherapy
- Conservative varicose veins symptom relief (does not prevent varicose/spider veins
- Compression Stockings
- Walking/Calf pump exercises
- Avoiding prolonged sitting/standing
If you have symptoms of another vein condition, additional vein treatments may be recommended.
Do you experience itching, burning, in your legs? You may have venous stasis dermatitis and would likely benefit greatly from proper treatment at Vein and Body Specialists, our team, including board-certified radiologists, can provide safe, effective solutions for venous stasis dermatitis and its uncomfortable symptoms. Residents in the areas of Bellevue, Sandusky, Fremont, Norwalk and the surrounding communities in Ohio, contact us today to schedule a consultation.