Varicose eczema is a kind of eczema, a skin disorder. It often occurs in people who have varicose veins. It happens because of poor circulation. It usually affects the lower legs, and sores may develop. It is most common in adults especially if a person is overweight.
Varicose eczema treatments involve a combination of:
- Self-help measures to improve your circulation, such as keeping active and frequently raising your legs
- Apply emollients to the skin to stop it becoming dry
- Apply corticosteroids topically to the skin to help treat the eczema and relieve symptoms
- Wear compression stockings which can squeeze your legs tightly at the foot and ankle and become looser further up your leg. They help to improve your circulation
Please make an appointment with a skin specialist if these treatments don't help.
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