Dermatitis May Be Caused by Poor Blood Circulation

If you are experiencing any problems with your blood circulation then you may be more likely to encounter a skin condition called stasis dermatitis. Having poor blood circulation usually doesn’t affect you until you get older, but you should always be aware of how important your fluid flow is to your overall health. Stasis dermatitis can seriously affect the health of your skin and should be considered by your dermatologist to help prevent future problems.

Reduced blood circulation can result in: 

  • Scaly and reddening skin
  • Swelling
  • Varicose veins
  • Cracked, dry, itchy skin
  • Oozing ulcers
  • Warted and thickened skin

Some of these symptoms can progress and create further severe and possibly permanent problems to the skin and veins. Taking care of the causes of the poor circulation while symptoms are less severe is the best way to avoid future complications.

Treatments include the following suggestions:

  • Wear loose, breathable clothing
  • Compression socks and stockings are helpful
  • Raise your legs above your heart while you rest
  • Avoid chemical irritants that can inflame the skin
  • Following a skin care plan to deal with any cuts, wounds, and dry skin is optimal
  • Avoid irritants like pet hair and allergens that can worsen the condition if you are susceptible

It’s always important to be wary of any changes in health to your lower legs, especially when it comes to decreased venous and arterial flow. Always consult with a dermatologist who has the experience and expertise to manage your condition. Dr. Juan Vaillant of Old Bridge Dermatology has been treating patients for hair, skin, and nail problems for over 30 years, and has the extensive background needed to help address a variety of dermatological issues. Dr. Vaillant has successfully treated acneeczemadandruffhair loss, psoriasis, and nail fungus. If you are looking for an amiable, highly skilled dermatologist, call our office in Old Bridge, NJ at (732) 679-0222 and make an appointment.