What Is Stasis Dermatitis?

Q:
What is stasis dermatitis?

A:
Stasis dermatitis appears when there is a problem with circulation in the veins, mostly in the lower legs. Veins cause pressure to build up, and this pressure makes fluid leak out of the veins and into the skin.

Stasis dermatitis may have following symptoms:

  • Swelling. Swelling around the ankles may go away in the sleep and return in the day.
  • Redness.
  • Discolored skin.
  • Scaling.
  • Dryness.
  • Itch.
  • Varicose veins.
  • Leg Ache.

In serious cases of stasis dermatitis, there can be:

  • Oozing.
  • Open areas.
  • Infection.
  • Shiny skin.
  • Scars.
  • Cellulitis.

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