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Varicose Eczema without Varicose Veins – A Important Lesson

Did you know, that you can develop varicose eczema without any varicose veins? It’s important, because, if you have a rash on your calf, near your ankle, you may be at risk of ulceration without even knowing it.

Superficial venous reflux is a condition which commonly affects the legs. It is characterised by a failure of the one way valves in the veins under the skin. The delicate folds in the vein lining do not meet and blood can travel backwards down the vein in the wrong direction. The commonest problem that arises is the appearance of varicose veins. But other … Continue reading »

12 Years With Varicose Eczema: Shocking Lessons

Last month, I met a patient with varicose eczema who really shocked me. She had suffered with this condition for 12 years and nothing had been done. Sadly, the condition is often misdiagnosed and neglected but this is not what shocked me in her case.

I first met Anne when she accompanied her daughter to my clinic. In fact it was her daughter who had an appointment to see me as she had varicose veins with phlebitis. During her daughter’s consultation, Anne who was in the waiting area started chatting with our clinic nurse and she commented that she had a … Continue reading »

How To Cure A Leg Ulcer

The majority of leg ulcers are caused by vein problems, well over 80% in fact and in most cases the cause is superficial vein reflux. This is important to know as leg ulcers can be cured by the correct treatment.

Recently, I met a lady who developed varicose veins and then over the years, the skin changed, a condition called varicose eczema. If you have watched any of my videos, you will know that varicose eczema is the precursor of a leg ulcer, it is a warning sign that the skin is being damaged and that is vulnerable. Sadly, despite seeing … Continue reading »

5 Things About Veins That Are Not True

There are Five Common “Lies” or “Myths” that even your family doctor may believe.

There is a lot of nonsense talked about veins and I’m going to tell you the commonest 5 myths about varicose veins. The first myth is that pregnancy causes varicose veins. This is simply wrong. Varicose veins may appear in pregnancy for the first time if there is a pre-disposition to a condition called superficial venous reflux in which the valves are unhealthy. Many men as well as women who have not had children are affected by varicose veins. The latest research suggests that almost as many … Continue reading »

How To Get Rid Of Varicose Eczema

If you have varicose eczema this post will tell you what you need to know and what you need to do to get rid of it.

Varicose eczema is important. It is a warning sign that you have a serious problem with the vein circulation. If neglected it can progress onto become a leg ulcer causing pain, odour and disability. Leg ulcers can be a recurring problem and may involve prolonged treatment to get them healed. So taking action before they develop, that is when varicose eczema starts is well worth it.

So why do you have varicose eczema? Well first of all, … Continue reading »

How To Get Rid of Leg Ulcers

If you have a venous leg ulcer this article will tell you what you need to know and what you need to do to get it healed.

You are not alone, literally thousands of people develop a leg ulcer each year in the United Kingdom and for many people even once the leg ulcer is healed, they can come back. So they can be a recurring problem.

Despite the pain, odour and disability they cause, leg ulcers remain a problem neglected by the health service.

So why do you have a leg ulcer? Well 8 out of 10 leg ulcers are caused by a … Continue reading »

Varicose Veins Are Not Simply Cosmetic

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Varicose Eczema and Atrophie Blanche

Varicose Veins are  not simply a cosmetic problem. If left untreated, a significant number of people will suffer phlebitis, varicose eczema and leg ulceration. 

Nearly 10 years ago, a study from the USA by respected phlebologist Nick Labropoulos investigated 116 legs in 190 patients who were waiting for varicose vein surgery. These patients had a second duplex ultrasound scan between 1 and 43 months after the initial examination with a median of 19 months. In this period of time, 11.2% had progression … Continue reading »

An Unbelievable Case of Varicose Eczema

Today I met a patient who told me something I find almost unbelievable.

A lady from Southampton had been suffering from varicose veins from an early age and in fact, she had already had her veins stripped many years before I first met her. The veins recurred and gradually her legs deteriorated with discolouration, thickening and itch. Over the years, she saw her family doctor who correctly diagnosed varicose eczema but she was told that nothing could be done. I met her for a consultation 6 months ago, confirmed she had varicose eczema and performed a duplex ultrasound scan which also … Continue reading »

Do Veins Get Worse?

Varicose veins deteriorate and get worse if they are ignored and neglected. Treatment at an early stage can prevent complications such as leg ulcers and deep vein thrombosis – DVT.

A question I get asked a lot is “if I have nothing done now, will my veins get worse?” It’s a good question and here’s what the evidence suggests.

Although varicose veins and leg vein problems are one of the commonest diseases that doctors see, there is surprisingly little information about the progression of vein problems from mild to severe and then on to serious complications. However all the evidence suggests that … Continue reading »

Varicose Eczema – Don’t Make This Common and Serious Mistake

Varicose EczemaThis 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 … Continue reading »