How to Treat Venous Eczema
Eczema itching is maddening, especially as treatments mostly focus on controlling symptoms and take months or even years to control. However, if your primary cause is venous disease, we can treat the underlying varicose veins while helping you manage eczema symptoms.
Managing Eczema Symptoms
To manage the itching causing your eczema symptoms, dermatologists recommend a few different protocols, including topical steroids, thick moisturizing creams, and gentle, hypoallergenic cleansers. In some cases, bleach bath therapy is also recommended. It’s important to keep the rash moisturized while avoiding irritants like sweat. Some fabrics may also cause irritation, so white cotton socks are recommended.
Vein Evaluations to Determine the Existence of Varicose Veins
If the underlying cause of your eczema is vein disease, your skin changes are called ‘stasis dermatitis’. If you have the above signs and symptoms but aren’t sure if you have varicose veins, you should have your legs evaluated. If you have visible veins it’s easy to make a diagnosis. But not all varicose veins are visible; some can hide deep in the legs, wrecking havoc. That is why we recommend an evaluation with a vein who can diagnose your problem and provide you with personalized treatment options.
Treating Varicose Veins Also Treats Venous Eczema
When we treat your varicose veins, the diseased veins stop contributing to your uncomfortable, persistent rash. This alone is worth a trip to Vein Specialists of the South for an evaluation. However, treating your venous disease also improves your overall quality of life and physical health as it:
- Improves overall circulation
- Reduces unexplained leg pain and discomfort
- May reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT, blood clots)
How We Treat Varicose Veins
At Vein Specialists of the South we listen to your concerns and create a personal plan to provide what you want delivered with wow service. We are committed to helping you achieve your goals of improving your leg health by offering lifestyle changes and minimally invasive procedures in one of our three convenient Georgia vein specialists clinic locations.
Lifestyle changes, include our Better Veins for Life principles:
- Increased exercise to improve circulation
- Weight loss to reduce strain on the legs and veins
- Compression stockings to enhance circulation
- Avoiding high heels, which place a strain on the legs and veins
- Daily leg elevation to aid blood flow from the feet and legs to the heart
Minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins:
- Endovenous Closure using heat to seal refluxing saphenous veins.
- Venaseal medical grade glue to seal saphenous veins.
- Varithena medical grade foam sclerosants for saphenous vein reflux.
- Micro-phlebectomy removal of bulging varicose veins.
- Cosmetic sclerotherapy for spider veins.
By implementing our conservative principles combined with your daily eczema routine, you should begin to notice improvement with your eczema symptoms. If your conservative plan helps, we offer treatments for your underlying varicose veins. The timing of treatment largely depends on the severity of your condition.
As leaders in the field of phlebology, we offer the best options for vein care and promise to recommend the right treatment at the right time. Our treatments philosophy includes correcting the underlying source of your vein disease, and visible bulging varicose veins and unsightly spider veins. Your minimally invasive office based care offers ‘walk in walk out’ procedures performed under gentle local anesthesia with ‘little to no down time’.