varicose eczema

Treat Varicose Eczema Naturally

Vericose eczema, also known as stasis dermatitis, occurs on the legs and is the result of poor blood flow to the legs resulting in dry, damaged skin that itches, scales and becomes inflamed. It is most common in women and often seen in the elderly. It is caused by the release of fibrin which deposits around poorly functioning blood vessels and prevents oxygen and nutrients from getting to the skin.

 

How do I know if I have varicose eczema?

  • Speckled skin
  • Scaly skin
  • Inflamed skin
  • Itchy skin
  • Color changes to brown
  • Skin becomes hard to the touch

 

How do I prevent getting varicose eczema?

  • Lose weight and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Keep your skin healthy and well moisturized.
  • Treat varicose veins when you see them.

 

How can I treat varicose eczema?

  • Use cold water compresses to help alleviate the itching twice daily.
  • Spread mashed papaya seeds on affected areas.
  • Make a nutmeg paste to help soothe and repair the skin.
  • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize with bath oils and lotions that provide a protective barrier for the skin.
  • Get compression socks and other hosiery to help improve blood flow through the legs.
  • Raise the legs over the hips at night to help prevent them filling with fluid.
  • Exercise your feet and legs regularly.
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