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Varicose eczema

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Introduction
Varicose eczema, also known as venous eczema or gravitational eczema, is a type of eczema (chronic skin condition) that affects the legs.
Symptoms of varicose eczema
The first sign of varicose eczema is mild itchiness of your skin over and around a patch of varicose veins. This becomes speckled, scaly, inflamed and itchy.
Causes of varicose eczema
Varicose eczema is usually caused by varicose veins, which develop when the small valves inside the veins stop working properly.
Diagnosing varicose eczema
See your GP if you have symptoms of varicose eczema. They can usually make a diagnosis by simply looking at the affected areas.
Treating varicose eczema
Treatment for varicose eczema aims to improve the condition of your skin and improve your circulation (blood flow) with emollients, corticosteroids and stockings.