Vein and Body Specialists is located in Bellevue and serves Sandusky, Fremont, and Norwalk, Ohio with the very best in venous care, including treating venous stasis dermatitis. Our team of board-certified radiologists and specialists know just how troublesome vein diseases can be, and we’re here to help you in any way we can. If you have venous stasis dermatitis, contact us today.
What Is Venous Stasis Dermatitis?
Venous stasis dermatitis typically occurs on the legs and feet and is characterized by inflammation caused by vein disease. This inflammation commonly presents itself when the valves in the veins become damaged or weakened. When this happens, blood and fluid can pool in the lower extremities causing a buildup of pressure and resulting in inflammation and itching.
What Are The Symptoms Of Venous Stasis Dermatitis?
Unlike some venous disorders, the onset of venous stasis dermatitis symptoms can happen suddenly. For others, the symptoms may present themselves slowly over time. Symptoms include:
- General skin inflammation
- Flaking or scaly skin
- Wounds or sores, which do not heal or heal slowly
- Scabbing, crusting sores or skin
- Fluid leaking from the skin
- Discoloration, typically brown or red
- Heaviness or restlessness in the legs
Who Is At Risk Of Developing Venous Stasis Dermatitis?
This condition is most common in women over the age of 50, but can affect almost anyone. The following factors contribute to the onset of venous stasis dermatitis:
- Multiple pregnancies
- Sitting or standing for extended periods, such as at work or when traveling
- Varicose veins
- Spider veins
- History of blood clots, particularly in the legs
What Is The Treatment For Venous Stasis Dermatitis?
If you present symptoms of venous stasis dermatitis, we will immediately begin diagnosing and treating the underlying vein condition. Once the underlying condition is treated using one of our safe, effective methods, you will notice improved circulation, sensation, and appearance to the affected area. To maintain positive results and prevent future complications, we encourage patients with venous stasis dermatitis to wear compression stockings or assign at-home leg exercises.
If you have venous stasis dermatitis, Vein and Body Specialists will devise a vein treatment plan to address the underlying cause of the concerning symptoms. Located in Bellevue and serving Sandusky, Fremont, Norwalk and the surrounding communities in Ohio, we look forward to helping you look and feel great again.