Edema and itching of the lower leg
Stagnant dermatitis is the damage to the skin of the legsAn eczematous type that occurs with varicose veins. increased pigment production, swelling, itching. This ailment develops in a chronic recurrent form.
Most often, congestive dermatitis is observed inpatients who have undergone unsuccessful operations, deep vein thrombosis, as well as those suffering from ulceration of tissues. Patients talk about discomfort and pain in the lower extremities, which are especially noticeable after a long walk or standing on their feet. Often by the evening feet swell. Also, itching and skin disorders are of the type of dermatitis that do not go away with time.
When examining the patient's legs, one can seeenlarged and twisted veins. This is best seen if the patient is in a standing position. Chronic and subacute form of the disease develops near the ulcer or on the shin. The disease is clearly noticeable, since the skin on the affected area is modified, red and covered with cracks. In some cases, dermatitis can cover the entire surface of the body.
The patient observes that the skin on the legs acquires a brown tint, ulcers appear, the patient complains of the itching, which leads to infection of the combed places.
If dermatitis develops against a background of ulcers, white scars can be found on the calves, sometimes resembling stars in shape.
Very often, the lesions are infected with Staphylococcus aureus.
To determine the disease is appointedultrasound examination using a special duplex technique. Also conduct special studies to identify arterial insufficiency. If the patient has a hereditary predisposition to deep vein thrombosis, he is prescribed a series of tests and examinations called a coagulation cascade.
Do not confuse the disease with contact dermatitis (against the background of the use of certain medications ), with cellulite. with mycosis skin.
The treatment of congestive dermatitis is the following:
1. Cold lotions lasting ten to twenty minutes in the morning and in the evening with an acute process.
2. The intake of hormonal preparations in the form of ointments twice a day for fourteen to twenty-one days. The dosage form is selected depending on the type of development of the process.
3. Gadgets with aseptics, as well as oral antibiotic use, are used to infect wounds with pathogenic microbes.
4. If a generalized form of the disease is observed, a systemic hormonal remedy is prescribed for three weeks, with a slow decrease in dosage.
6. To moisturize the skin should be usedpreparations on the basis of Vaseline. In addition, you should avoid funds with an abundance of preservatives and perfumes, as they often cause the development of allergies. It is best to choose moisturizers with the fewest ingredients.
7. Use compression underwear and bandages. In the usual course of the disease, up to twenty to thirty millimeters of mercury, and in some cases up to thirty - forty millimeters of mercury per foot.
Very affordable therapies are wearing compression underwear, as well as prolonged exposure in the position with raised legs.
Many patients try to avoidhormonal agents of the group of topical steroids. This is not entirely correct, since with a competent approach, the preparations greatly facilitate the course of the disease without harming the body. In occasion of use of such preparations it is necessary to receive consultation of the dermatologist. An important point is a very diligent rubbing of drugs in the affected area in an acute process. Duration of use should not be less than fourteen days.
Before use, consult a specialist.
Christina July 29, 2011 11:47
And where does cellulite? Or do we all call cellulite something completely different, but in fact, from a scientific point of view, cellulite is such a disease? Because it is not clear why this mention of cellulite, and even in such a place? Where can this cellulite come from? At me here on sides there is a cellulitis, only he does not hurt and any inconveniences except for aesthetic does not deliver me. Can it develop painful processes, and the skin starts to itch and hurt? So I did not feel this and did not hear about it. In short, here I do not understand anything. It would be nice to have a better explanation.
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