How do you stop a venous stasis ulcer from weeping?

Compression. The most important treatment to a venous stasis ulcer is compression wrap or hose. The compression of the wrap must sufficient to counterbalance the underlying venous hypertension. The venous hypertension vhtn is the cause of the weeping and ulcer. Vhtn pressure is the result of gravity and faulty valves.Once proper compression is applied weeping and proper wound care is applied weeping will stop.
Multifactorial. The weeping is from lymphatic leakage. Compression therapy will help with this but the cause of the venous insufficiency has to be addressed as well. This is a very complex problem that requires the attention of a vascular surgeon with a special interest in venous disease.
Need to to both. Short term: adequate and properly applied compression will reduce the drainage and get the ulceraton to close faster. Long term: need to address the underlying pathology and take action to help prevent recurrances. Long term: compression stockings, regardless of having surgical intervention or not.
CDT. Complex decongestive therapy is multilayer bandage over the ulcer. You need ulcer treatment with strips of unna boot, webril (undercast padding) kerlix wrap and ace wrap which can be changed once in 3 days. Without multilayer wrap the area will continue to weep.
Natural Process. When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered.
Venous stasis ulcer. Any opening in the skin can weep especially those in the lower extremity where fluid accumulates during the day as you walk. Compression is the key to closing the wound. You should seek help from your local wound care center group of professionals.

Related Questions

What does black tissue in a venous stasis ulcer mean?

Vascular surgeon. It is dead, necrotic tissue. It needs to be debrided (cut) or put a cream called santyl on it. Discuss with your primary care doctor. Get a referral to go to a vascular surgeon. Read more...
Wounds. I would more often see dark brown pigmentation due to stagnant blood material under skin. Gradually may open up as a wound. Read more...
Black in ulcer. 'black' tissue can be several things in an ulcer. It can represent decayed tissue, infected tissue, affects of silver based dressings, etc. Please go to a wound center to be seen. Read more...

I have edema and a venous stasis ulcer. Help please?

Elevation/Compressio. Elevate legs above your heart when at rest. Blocks of wood under the foot of your bed. Compression stockings, 20-30mmhg gradient at all times whenever upright and off when laying down. See a vein specialist for further testing with ultrasound that can uncover the source of the problem. Read more...
Vein hypertension. You need an evaluation by a clinician that understands this disease process. Seek help from your internist , wound care physician, vascular surgeon etc. Read more...
Vein treatment. As dr. Vorhies said, compression is the mainstay of treatment for venous leg ulcedrs and for edema. As dr. Bolhack said, the problem is venous hypertension coming from blood not flowing properly in your leg veins. Compression helps to control the increased venous pressure and reduces the inflammation the pressure causes. It is important that you have a venous ultrasound and treatment. Read more...
See vein specialist. Leg ulcers with weeping 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...

Could skin tears turn into venous stasis ulcer?

Transformation. If you have underlying venous hypertension, the condition that causes venous stasis ulceration, then a skin tear could potentially not heal resulting in a non-healing wound due to underlying venous stasis. Technically this would be a multifactorial reason for the wound not healing. Read more...
Yes. Venous stasis is caused by valve problems that allow blood from deep high-pressure veins to enter low-pressure veins just under the skin. These veins enlarge, letting fluid through the walls (swelling), letting blood through (discoloration) and finally having so much back pressure that nutritious arterial blood cannot enter an area of the skin resulting in ulcers or inability to heal minor wounds. Read more...

Help plz! Can skin tears turn into venous stasis ulcer?

No. Skin tears alone don't cause venous stasis ulcers. Wounds can heal poorly with several medical conditions, including severe varicose vein disease and severe venous insufficiency -in which case they may need to be treated like a venous ulcer. A venous stasis ulcer can occur without prior skin injury and can take months to years to heal. Treatment of varicose veins before an ulcer occurs is best.. Read more...

I have had a venous stasis ulcer for 6 months. It was determined that it is caused by a valve insufficiency. What is the best and safest way to cure?

Remove the vein. number one rule to heal venous stasis ulcer is to eliminate the stasis. you can achieve that by wearing high pressure stocking. eliminate prolonged standing or sitting. eliminate the disease vein with a bad valve by having it removed either by destroying the vein from inside the lumen,or romove the vein completely,or destroying the vein from outside by laser. losing weight might help. keep leg up. Read more...