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Varicose eczema - can a gp treat?

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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Venous ulcer

You have to seen and treated by a vascular surgeon who has a special interest in venous disease.
This is essentially a mechanical problem of the venous circulation and will require extensive evaluation and care.

In brief: Venous ulcer

You have to seen and treated by a vascular surgeon who has a special interest in venous disease.
This is essentially a mechanical problem of the venous circulation and will require extensive evaluation and care.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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In brief: Varicose eczema

A gp can treat the symptoms with creams, however, really helpful initial treatment that addresses the venous insufficiency, such as gradient compression hosiery, is impractical in cases with weeping dermatitis.
Therefore, referral to a vein specialist for definitive diagnosis and treatment is prudent, and can prevent progression to a venous ulcer.

In brief: Varicose eczema

A gp can treat the symptoms with creams, however, really helpful initial treatment that addresses the venous insufficiency, such as gradient compression hosiery, is impractical in cases with weeping dermatitis.
Therefore, referral to a vein specialist for definitive diagnosis and treatment is prudent, and can prevent progression to a venous ulcer.
Dr. Lawrence Presant
Dr. Lawrence Presant
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: The symptoms

Steroid creams can treat the symptoms and appearance of varicose eczema temporarily, and any md can prescribe these.
However, if more long term control of the eczema is needed, then the underlying venous disease that is causing the problem should be treated. This is best done by a vein specialist.

In brief: The symptoms

Steroid creams can treat the symptoms and appearance of varicose eczema temporarily, and any md can prescribe these.
However, if more long term control of the eczema is needed, then the underlying venous disease that is causing the problem should be treated. This is best done by a vein specialist.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology

In brief: Stasis dermatitis

A gp can treat what is called stasis dermatitis in the us with prescription strength corticosteroids such as triamcinolone or fluocinonide.

In brief: Stasis dermatitis

A gp can treat what is called stasis dermatitis in the us with prescription strength corticosteroids such as triamcinolone or fluocinonide.
Dr. Norman Levine
Dr. Norman Levine
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