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Varicose Ulcer Treatment

Need for Varicose Ulcer Treatment

Varicose eczema occurs on the lower legs, in some people who suffer from varicose veins. In cases where the varicose veins (superficial veins lying just below the surface of the skin) develop swelling due to spillage of blood from veins running deep in the muscles of the legs; a healthcare procedure called varicose ulcer treatment is performed. The high pressure and sluggish flow of blood in these veins may cause aching, itching, eczema, and finally, ulcers. Added infection often follows. The bottom of the ulcer then becomes covered with an offensive smelling, yellow layer.

Symptoms

The symptoms from varicose veins don't necessarily match their size, and sometimes there are no symptoms at all apart from the veins being unsightly.
Mild symptoms can include:
    Aching or discomfort in your legs
    Itching of the skin of your legs
    Swelling of your ankles

Nature of Varicose Ulcer Treatment

Elevation of the legs prior to varicose ulcer treatment helps reduce swelling in the area. Varicose eczema is due to a disturbance of the veins in the legs. Although usually a result of varicose veins, sometimes a blocked vein (thrombosis) may have occurred.

Antibiotics may be administered to reduce inflammation of the skin around the ulcers. Anesthesia is not necessary. Prevention is the most important part of treatment. The increased pressure in the veins can be counteracted by the use of support stockings or tights. The ulcer is measured and a probe test is done to check the circulation. The specimen discharge is examined in the laboratory for possible microbes. The ulcer is then cleaned with an antiseptic solution and layered with four bandages from the knees down to the base of the toes. The healthcare practitioner might prescribe a course of antibiotics based on the laboratory report. Most ulcers are expected to heal completely within 18 weeks.

Possible Complications after Varicose Ulcer Treatment

In cases where the varicose veins (superficial veins lying just below the surface of the skin) develop swelling due to spillage of blood from veins running deep in the muscles of the legs; a healthcare procedure called varicose ulcer treatment is performed. A varicose ulcer is treated by establishing over a variable and repetitive period of time a localized pressure at the level of the perforating varis to force the blood back to the deep venous system. The pressure is generated by means applied from the exterior to the interior of the dehiscence of the tissues occupied by the perforating varix and a device for carrying out the process.




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