Varicose veins, also known as stasis dermatitis, stasis eczema or gravitational eczema, are a type of eczema (chronic skin condition) that affects the legs. It refers to the skin changes that occur in the leg due to “stasis” or an accumulation of blood due to insufficient venous reflux.
This itchy skin condition usually occurs in the skin above and around the varicose veins and is caused by defective valves in the varicose veins that allow blood to flow in the wrong direction.
As with any itchy skin problem, varicose veins are not life-threatening, but only life-changing. Several reasons have been studied as to why this form of skin condition manifests itself in humans, and it can be attributed mainly to poor circulation in the legs, which often develops after the development of varicose veins.
Treatment of varicose eczema
Due to its inherently very resistant root, this skin condition is often very difficult to treat after diagnosis. Some things that can be done to treat varicose veins are:
5.) Improved blood circulation (blood circulation). To do this, keep your feet and legs outstretched as much as possible, either by leaning on your knees or standing on your toes.
4.) Bottom compression. Wearing compression stockings or bandages promotes blood circulation in the legs and should be worn all day and only removed at night in the shower. At night, it is important to keep your legs well above your hips to avoid water retention.
3.) Avoid scratching the itchy area. Sometimes it’s easier said than done, especially when you’re under the hot sun and sweating profusely. Scratching varicose veins can cause an infection which is not untrue.
2.) Use a moisturizer for your legs every day. Regular use of a moisturizer, especially after bathing, can maintain moisture in the affected legs while avoiding excessively dry skin.
1.) Drink at least 100 ounces of water a day. Scientists have shown that drinking water is good for any chronic disease because it transports vitamins and minerals faster through the body, which strengthens our body’s immune system against diseases such as varicose veins. Also, be sure to drink bottled water, unlike tap water which contains zinc, chlorine, and other contaminants.
It is important to remember that while these tips may not completely cure your varicose veins, as they are not fully curable, your legs will look better if you use them in your daily life.