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How can you stop itching from stasis ulcers?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
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In brief: Venous Stasis Ulcer

Periwound itching can be treated with a steroid cream. But itching can be a sign of other things in patients with venous stasis disease.
If you have an ulceration, you should be evaluated by a professional who is familiar with wound care. Itching may be a sign, for example, of increased drainage coming from the ulcer and/or an infectious process.

In brief: Venous Stasis Ulcer

Periwound itching can be treated with a steroid cream. But itching can be a sign of other things in patients with venous stasis disease.
If you have an ulceration, you should be evaluated by a professional who is familiar with wound care. Itching may be a sign, for example, of increased drainage coming from the ulcer and/or an infectious process.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: Treat the source

As dr. Bolhack said, there can be many reasons why venous leg ulcers itch.
Steroid creams can help but the venous insufficiency that caused the ulcer can also produce itching too. If you have a venous leg ulcer and itching and you aren't getting your venous disease treated, you need to see a vein specialist who can treat the underlying problem.

In brief: Treat the source

As dr. Bolhack said, there can be many reasons why venous leg ulcers itch.
Steroid creams can help but the venous insufficiency that caused the ulcer can also produce itching too. If you have a venous leg ulcer and itching and you aren't getting your venous disease treated, you need to see a vein specialist who can treat the underlying problem.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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