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Risk Factors and Natural Cures for Varicose Eczema

Varicose eczema is a form of eczema that is likely to affect the individual when he or she reaches middle age or becomes elderly. Varicose eczema is not caused by either food allergies or by coming into contact with contents that the individual might be allergic to, even though these triggers are likely to make the skin condition even worse. Varicose eczema, which is also known as gravitational or stasis eczema, takes place due to the poor circulation of blood in the individual's legs. Varicose eczema must not be left untreated as the nasty ulcers that develop can be very difficult to heal. Varicose eczema is often led by the existence of prevailing varicose veins in the patient. However, what is still a mystery is that why only certain people with varicose veins develop varicose eczema and not the others with varicose veins.

Varicose eczema skin is both an unhealthy as well as a fragile condition. Varicose eczema gets easily broken and can leave the individual with a nasty wound, also known as a varicose ulcer. If varicose ulcers do not get treated right immediately, then the tiny sore is likely to develop even larger and lower and even harder to treat. When the varicose ulcer develops in a huge sore that runs deep in the skin, it is likely to attract harmful bacteria that will cause the eczema to worsen than it already is.

Varicose eczema must be kept moist with an emollient or a lubricating ointment. However, only prescribed ointments or emollients are effective in keeping varicose eczema moist. It is likely that any OTC product or cream may contain allergic ingredients that can cause further complications. Individuals with varicose eczema must avoid bubble baths and soap until the condition has completely cleared up. The dermatologist usually prescribes a short course of topical steroidal application for the individual to use on the surface, especially if the skin where the varicose eczema is present becomes itchy. It is important to discuss with the doctor and ascertain which type of treatments work best for the individual before the varicose eczema becomes worse. As there is no cure for varicose eczema, as with all other eczemas, regular and frequent visits to the doctor can help to determine the latest and best treatments available at the time, to be continued on a regular basis. Natural forms of treatments are also available and this must be discussed with the relevant practioner.