Guide To The Common Causes Of Varicose Eczema

Varicose eczema is a chronic skin condition affecting the lower legs. As it often occurs alongside varicose veins, the complications from it are also often similar to those that occur with varicose veins. While the problems tend to continue for a long-term period and lack a cure, patients can manage symptoms through an effective treatment plan. 

Symptoms include the itchiness, redness, swelling, and dryness found in eczema. It's also common for the legs to become swollen, particularly after a lot of time standing. Other symptoms include pain, other types of eczema, and brown skin discoloration.

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which refers to a blood clot formed inside a vein deep within the body, can often occur alongside varicose veins and varicose eczema. Though deep vein clots can occur in many different parts of the body, they're most likely to occur in the thigh or lower leg. When the vein surrounding the clot swells, doctors refer to the condition as thrombophlebitis. Deep vein thrombosis can be dangerous if it breaks loose, as it can then travel to the lung and cause a potentially life-threatening pulmonary embolism. 

If individuals sit still for long periods, they're more likely to develop deep vein thrombosis. Certain disorders and medications that increase the risk of blood clots have the potential to cause deep vein thrombosis. Some of the most common symptoms are tenderness and a feeling of warmth above the vein, swelling or pain in the affected portion of the body, and redness of the skin. This condition is treated with medication to break up the clots.

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