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What are some conditions that make you more likely to get venous stasis dermatitis?

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Some conditions that make you more likely to get venous stasis dermatitis include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Varicose veins
  • Being very overweight
  • Heart conditions such as congestive heart failure
  • Kidney failure
  • A blood clot, especially in your leg
  • Many pregnancies
  • Past surgery or injury in the area

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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