Walking is Good for Varicose Eczema
Fluid can build up in the legs if you sit or stand still for long periods. Walking will encourage the flow of fluid out of your legs and walking will “massage the veins” which will stimulate the circulation.
Self-Help at Home for Varicose Eczema
Varicose Eczema is a progressive inflammatory condition of the leg veins and the skin around the ankle. That means it will get worse and it may permanently damage the microcirculation of the skin.
I always recommend that people with varicose eczema see a vein specialist. If a Duplex Ultrasound Scan shows that there is a problem in the leg veins that can be remedied, then treatment is advisable. This is also the advice of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
In addition, there are many conditions that cause a red itchy rash on the legs. So before you decide to treat the condition yourself, please be sure that the diagnosis is correct. In most cases, that means you should see your doctor first and if doubt remains, a dermatologist should be consulted.
Although varicose eczema is important and should be taken seriously, it is not usually an urgent problem (except when the eczema weeps). So while you are waiting for treatment, there are 9 things you might wish to consider in addition to seeing a specialist.
- Moisturise the skin of the legs
- Elevate your legs
- Watch your weight
- Eat a healthy diet
- Wear Compression Socks
- Keep Active
- Consider occasional use of steroid cream to the skin
- Stop smoking
- Avoid injuries