Varicose eczema is a skin condition that can be controlled by various treatments. Varicose eczema treatment includes different home-care and pharmaceutical methods.
At-Home Tips for Varicose Eczema Treatment
First, try to avoid injuring the skin, as it may lead to the formation of an ulcer.
While you are laying down, you should keep your legs at an elevation that is just above the level of your heart. Doing this can also help to reduce the swelling that may occur.
Keeping a healthy and active lifestyle can also help reduce symptoms. This is because being active helps to improve the circulation in your body.
Certain emollients and topical creams are available as varicose eczema treatment by preventing the skin from losing too much water.
Prescribed emollients work better for cases of varicose eczema than other over-the-counter creams. The type, or types, of emollients that you may be prescribed will be dependant on the severity of your case of varicose eczema. You should always follow your doctor’s directions or product directions when using topic creams.
Side effects of emollients may include rashes or inflammation of the skin. Remember to see your doctor as soon as possible if you believe you are experiencing any side effects as a result of the emollient or topical cream that you are using.
Corticosteroids for Varicose Eczema Treatment
These also come in the form of a prescribed topical cream and can help to reduce any inflammation that occurs on the skin.
Follow the directions for corticosteroids as told by your doctor. It is advised that you only take corticosteroids for a short amount of time. If you take them for too long you may be at risk of experiencing the thinning of the skin. Your doctor will determine the strength of the corticosteroid based on the severity of your case of varicose eczema.
Remember to talk with your doctor before you decide on a medication in order to determine which treatment would provide the best results.
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