I'm 38 yrs old and my legs swell really bad and when they do i get real bad rash on the inside of each ankle it is very bothersome they itch and my knees and ankles hurt so bad i can barely walk. my doctors say not much about this but if everything is ok with them then how come i am living everyday in pain ,itching,and swelling. i dont understand why some doctors have no answers for you when your going to them for help i am in need of some help im tired of hurting have been for two years. thanks for your time and concern..........
Stasis dermatitis is characterized by scaly, greasy looking skin on the lower legs and around the ankles.
Stasis dermatitis may cause the skin at your ankles and over your shins to become discolored (red or brown), thick and itchy.
Stasis dermatitis can occur when fluid accumulates in the tissues just beneath your skin. Varicose veins and other chronic conditions in your legs can cause the fluid buildup.
Stasis dermatitis is often a chronic condition. Symptoms may be minimized if the underlying condition and edema can be controlled.
Oral antibiotics are useful when cellulitis is present; topical antibiotics are useless and often cause contact dermatitis.
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