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Suggest Treatment For Stasis Dermatitis

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: I have been diagnosed by a dermatologist with Stasis Dermatitis. There is red, dry, itchy, tender skin on both lower ankles and shins. No cracked skin or open sores. Suggestions from multiple physicians include: using moisturizing lotion, Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream, elevating the legs, compression stockings, none of which bring relief.
Suggestions?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Photograph required

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Stasis dermatitis is due to stagnation of blood and the cause behind is varicose veins.
I would like to know whether you have dilated veins on your legs.
If possible upload a photograph of the involved area.
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis and better way of management.
Waiting for your response.
Thank you.
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (6 hours later)
I have not been told I have dilated veins.

Where should I send the photo? Email address?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (19 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Upload photograph

Detailed Answer:
Hello
There is an option to upload photograph on right side of query page.
Please utilize that.
You can also mail the photograph on YYYY@YYYY with subject ATTN DR XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
waiting for your response.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (2 hours later)
here is the phone you requested....I hope it gets to you.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (23 hours later)
Brief Answer:
varicose veins

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up and photograph.
I can see lot of dilated veins on your feet.
These suggest varicose veins.
Please meet a surgeon.
These veins are the cause for stasis dermatitis.
The only permanent treatment for this is surgery.
Its a small surgery.
Please meet a surgeon and discuss and let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Suggest Treatment For Stasis Dermatitis

Brief Answer: Photograph required Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Stasis dermatitis is due to stagnation of blood and the cause behind is varicose veins. I would like to know whether you have dilated veins on your legs. If possible upload a photograph of the involved area. This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis and better way of management. Waiting for your response. Thank you.