Venous dermatitis is a skin inflammation that is most common in patients over the age of 50. It is caused by poor blood circulation in the legs, and risk factors that increase your odds of developing this condition include obesity, inactivity and varicose veins. Venous dermatitis is not terribly serious on its own, but if it is left unchecked, it can turn into leg ulcerations that are much more challenging to treat. For this reason, it is best to seek medical assistance for venous dermatitis as soon as symptoms appear.
About Venous Dermatitis
Common symptoms of venous dermatitis include darkening of the skin, skin itching and irritation, skin lesions and red spots and leg swelling. Treatment for venous dermatitis may include procedures to remove varicose veins, diuretics to remove excess fluid from the legs and wound care for open ulcers that have already developed. Dr. Ebrahimi at Incredible Vein has treated many patients with venous dermatitis with great success. If you are exhibiting any of the symptoms listed above, call our Incredible Vein office today and schedule an appointment to discover how we can help you effectively treat venous dermatitis for smoother, problem-free legs.