This common treatment for varicose eczema is a serious mistake. You may actually make your varicose eczema worse and cause it to become a leg ulcer.
If you have varicose eczema, please don’t make this common but very serious mistake. I am am going to tell you the truth about varicose eczema. You see a lot of people – including many doctors believe that varicose eczema is a dermatological condition, a skin condition that should be treated by dermatologists or with creams. Yes, it is associated with inflammation and some doctors treat it with steroid creams.
However, this is just not acceptable and it is completely wrong. You see, the real underlying cause of varicose eczema is not varicose veins or inflammation, it is actually a condition called superficial vein reflux which causes varicose eczema. And, it is the superficial vein reflux that needs to be treated. Steroid creams just mask the problem. In fact, if you use steroids for any significant length of time, they can actually damage the skin, making it thin and more vulnerable to damage. So if you have varicose eczema and you are being treated by steroid creams,
go and see your doctor and ask to see a vein specialist.
I have treated many people with varicose eczema and if it is caught at an early stage, it can be cured completely. Steroid creams just mask the problem. Although steroid creams will ease the itch and redness and initially you might think your leg is getting better but in the long run, steroid creams only cause more trouble.
If you’re worried about your veins and would like a confidential chat please do get in touch. Our advisors are very happy to offer simple advice by telephone or email for free and without obligation. You can call and book an appointment with Nick or Simon direct without a referral from your GP.
The VeinCare Centre also offers a screening assessment with our vascular technologist. For £25 you can have a scan with Wendy Parsons. She is not a doctor and so she could not give you medical advice but she can check your deep veins and your varicose veins and give you an idea of how bad they are. If you would like to have an appointment with Wendy please call 01935 873 951