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Having varicose vein. Noticed few scars on skin. Applied ointment. Not cured. Suggestion? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-Jul-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
User:Hi, i hav a query about vericose vein
Doctor:Please proceed
User:my dad is having varicose vein,a nd he is getting few scars on his skin
User:wen asked the doctor they hav given few tablets and oinment for tat but sumtimes he is unable to lift his leg while sleeping
Doctor:He must use surgical stockings for it
User:y is it like tat anythng harm?
Doctor:It means to say that the veins are bulging and the scars are worsening
User:but he is telling he is not able to feel the sensation on his legs sometimes wile sleeping
Doctor:What is his age?
User:wat is the solution to stop these scars doctor
User:he is 58
User:even mycousin also hav this issue and he is 27
Doctor:Is there a history of DM or Hypertension?
User:he is having hypertension
Doctor:There may be slowing of blood flow in his limbs
Doctor:Please take him to a specialist like a vascular surgeon
User:but nothng serious rite doctor
User:can be cured wth mediines
Doctor:Yes, partly.
Doctor:Stockings need to be used
User:any home precautions for tat doctor? along wth treatment
User:can u suggest any tablet or oinment as he is getting those scars and itching?
Doctor:He needs to keep his legs elevated while sleeping
Doctor:No, these are due to reduced blood flow
Doctor:You can use thrombophob ointment
User:ok doctor thank u for the assistance
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Take care
User:tk bye
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