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Can moisturizer help venous stasis dermatitis?

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A moisturizer can help with dry skin caused by venous stasis dermatitis and keep the area soft. Choose one that has no fragrance, dyes, or perfumes so it doesn't irritate your skin. Petroleum jelly and thick creams can be good options.

SOURCES:

National Eczema Association: "Stasis Dermatitis."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Stasis dermatitis."

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Stasis Dermatitis."

DermNet New Zealand: "Venous eczema."

Mayo Clinic: "Stasis dermatitis."

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 26, 2020

SOURCES:

National Eczema Association: "Stasis Dermatitis."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Stasis dermatitis."

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Stasis Dermatitis."

DermNet New Zealand: "Venous eczema."

Mayo Clinic: "Stasis dermatitis."

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 26, 2020

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