Venous Stasis Dermatitis, also known as gravitational eczema, varicose eczema and stasis eczema, is a condition involving red, scaly, itchy and cracked skin on the lower legs and ankles. Leg ulcers may also appear in severe cases, causes severe discomfort and a heightened risk of infection. Stasis dermatitis condition is more common later in life, and particularly affects women. The condition typically develops as a side effect of old age, high blood pressure, varicose veins, phlebitis, deep vein thrombosis or other conditions that compromise lower-body circulation. In young, healthy individuals, blood can quickly travel between the lower body and heart. However, in those with compromised circulation, blood flow slows on its return to the heart. It pools in the lower legs and ankles, making the area warm, red, inflamed, sore and itchy. With continued deprivation of oxygen and nutrients, the skin becomes fragile, dry and cracked-looking. It is highly prone to trauma; even repeated scratching can cause a fissure, blister or sore.
Venous stasis dermatitis leaves skin delicate, raw and at high risk for infection. Healing requires diligent, gentle cleaning and intensive moisture. To help prevent this condition, avoid injury to the skin, and elevate legs whenever possible to reduce swelling and increase blood flow. Maintaining an active lifestyle is also recommended, to promote circulation.
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‡ Expected product performance is based on customer experiences, as stated in customer feedback submitted over a seven-year period (as of September 4, 2012). The most reported period of time to see improvement is 1 day. * Based on bacterial viability assay testing performed using a Becton Dickinson FACSCalibur™. Products tested were Bacitracin and triple antibiotic ointment.