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How is stasis dermatitis treated?

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Stasis dermatitis is a skin condition that happens when the veins in your lower legs don’t move blood back to the heart right. It can make your skin weep and crust. Over time, it can leave brown stains on your skin.

Treatments for stasis dermatitis include:

  • Steroid creams or ointments
  • Creams or lotions that lubricate the skin
  • Moist compresses
  • Antibiotics to treat infections
  • Elevating the legs
  • Compression stockings

SOURCES:

Habif, T. Clinical Dermatology, 5th edition, Mosby, 2009.

Hanifin, J. Dermatitis, June 2007.

National Institutes of Health: "Handout on Health -- Atopic Dermatitis."

Cleveland Clinic: Current Clinical Medicine, 2nd edition.

American Academy of Dermatology: "Nummular Dermatitis," "Dermatitis."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Seborrheic Dermatitis."

American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Eczema?"

FDA: “FDA approves new eczema drug Dupixent.”

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 3, 2019

SOURCES:

Habif, T. Clinical Dermatology, 5th edition, Mosby, 2009.

Hanifin, J. Dermatitis, June 2007.

National Institutes of Health: "Handout on Health -- Atopic Dermatitis."

Cleveland Clinic: Current Clinical Medicine, 2nd edition.

American Academy of Dermatology: "Nummular Dermatitis," "Dermatitis."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Seborrheic Dermatitis."

American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Eczema?"

FDA: “FDA approves new eczema drug Dupixent.”

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 3, 2019

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