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Stasis dermatitis--any cures?

Stasis dermatitis--any cures?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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Cure for stasis dermatitis?

Cure for stasis dermatitis?

Stasis dermatitis: Skin changes which result from deposition of iron from sluggish return of blood due to varicose veins and/or venous insufficiency. Compression stockings or support hose and sometimes vein surgery. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for stasis dermatitis?

What are  treatment options for stasis dermatitis?

Stasis: The overall mainstay of treatment has always been aimed at lessening the clinical impact of the underlying venous insufficiency, which is typically accomplished with compression therapy. Assessing the patient's peripheral arterial circulation (clinically or with a doppler study) before recommending compression therapy is important. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for venous leg ulcers ?

What are alternative treatments for venous leg ulcers ?

See vein specialist: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. ...Read more

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Can laser treatment completely cure varicose veins?

Can laser treatment completely cure varicose veins?

Not completely: Endovenous laser ablation is one of the tools used now-a-days to treat varicose veins. Many patients that is all what they need and do well for many years. Other patients with more advanced vein disease need other additional treatment modalities to complete the treatment. However venous disease is for the most part a progressive condition and most patients will need more treatments after sometime. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for skin ulcers caused by varicose veins?

Are there treatments for skin ulcers caused by varicose veins?

Yes: Skin ulcerations due to vein disease are known as venous stasis ulcerations. Venous pressure due to venous reflux causes fluid leak from distended veins. This stagnation of fluid results in swelling, discoration of the skin, hemosiderin deposits, inflammation.....Skin ulcers. Vein ablation or closure along with compression are the main stay of therapy. See surgeon, american college of phlebology. ...Read more

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Are venous stasis ulcers successfully treated by hyperbaric oxygen?

Are venous stasis ulcers successfully treated by hyperbaric oxygen?

Not standard care: The standard of care for the treatment of venous leg ulcers would be compression, not hyperbaric oxygen, as dr. Bohack said. ...Read more

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Which treatments for deep vein thrombosis are most effective?

Which treatments for deep vein thrombosis are most effective?

TPA (alteplase): When DVT new tpa (alteplase) is effective at clearing the clot so that the function of the valves in the veins are preserved. ...Read more

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What are the current therapies for stasis ulcers?

What are the current therapies for stasis ulcers?

See below: Wound should be debrided of non viable tissue, and appropriate dressing applied to optimize healing and control drainage, and compression hose. If it has been treated for some time, more advanced skin substitutes like apligraf can be used. Vascular studies performed to ensure adequate bloody supply to heal the wound, and an us to assess whether vein ablation will help. ...Read more

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Are venous stasis and stasis dermatitis the same thing?

Are venous stasis and stasis dermatitis the same thing?

Venous insufficiency: Actually venous stasis and stasis dermatitis are misnomers. Venous stasis means that venous blood isn't moving and we now know that really doesn't happen. As dr. Bolhack said, the cause of the problem is venous hypertension which occurs because of venous insufficiency or reflux (blood flowing backwards), not stasis. Chronic venous insufficiency causes inflammation which causes dermatitis. ...Read more

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Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more

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Is a diabetic venous thrombosis laser effective in treatment?

Is a diabetic venous thrombosis laser effective in treatment?

Venous thrombosis: If what you are asking is 'is laser effective in treating venous thrombosis in a diabetic?" the following applies. Venous thrombosis is usually treated with compression, ambulation, anticoagulation, and anti-inflammatories. Deep or superficial vein involvement varies the treatment. Diabetics have arterial problems, too. See a phlebologist or vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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How do different medications treat stasis dermatitis?

How do different  medications treat stasis dermatitis?

Seborrheic derm: Ketoconazole is found in shampoos, foams, gels and creams. It's available in over-the-counter products in a 1 percent concentration and prescription products at a 2 percent strength. Some studies show that the 2 percent strength may be more effective. In a small percentage of people, ketoconazole can cause irritation, itching and burning. Prescription promiseb is very effective for seborrheic derm. ...Read more

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What are some possible treatments for varicose vein disease?

Varicose veins : This depends on the cause. Venous Doppler sonogram important to determine the cause. Once done if bulging varicose then thermal ablation may be best option ,other choices include foam sclerotherapy,or clariven- mechanical chemical ablation If only spider veins then sclerotherapy is best option ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for venous insufficiency?

What are the treatment options for venous insufficiency?

Grades of CVI: There is a classification of venous insufficiency called CEAP which grades venous insufficiency in 6 categories from 1 to 6 with 6 being the worse. 1 is spider veins, 2 is varicose veins, 3 is edema, 4 is skin changes, 5 is healed ankle ulcer and 6 is an active ulcer. There are treatments for each level. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Are laser treatments effective on widespread chronic pain?

Are laser treatments effective on widespread chronic pain?

No: Laser treatment works occasionally on small targeted areas. Widespread chronic pain does not respond to laser. Though pain rx are important in pain therapy, there needs to be some type of psychological counseling to lessen overall pain and to help the individual deal with the pain. ...Read more

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Treatment of varicose vein by physiotherapy?

Treatment of varicose vein by physiotherapy?

Not that I know of: There are many causes for this that include family history, multiple pregnancies, obesity and trauma. There are many safe and effective medical and surgical treatments for this condition. Best to meet with a surgeon that specializes in this area to discuss compression therapy, rfa, evla, MOCA and other like treatments ...Read more

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Do compression stockings help with venous stasis ulcers?

Do compression stockings help with venous stasis ulcers?

Venous Ulcer RX: Compression is the key to treating venous stasis ulcerations. In a comprehensive wound care center, there are many different types of compression used. First, make sure that the level of compression that is being used is safe to use. Your wound care professionals will be able to assist you through this process. ...Read more

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Which gout treatments work?

Which gout treatments work?

Patient specific: Ultimately it's the one that reduces the accumulation of uric acid in your system. Depending on how long the disease has been present and how much damage has occurred secondarily in the joints will influence the treatments effectiveness. Treatments typically start with diet and then a combination of medications that will reduce the accumulation and aid with the excretion of uric acid. ...Read more

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What number of sclerotherapy treatments are needed to heal spider veins?

What number of sclerotherapy treatments are needed to heal spider veins?

Multiple treatments: Spider veins are treated by sclerotherapy and you must remember that sclerotherapy is a process. In my practice most patients require about 3 cycles of treatments with one treatment given every 6 weeks. Some may require more and some less. If patients have many spider veins then i recommend a venous reflux exam before starting sclera to look for malfunctioning valves. See a vein specialist. ...Read more