varicose eczema


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var·i·cose ec·ze·ma

eczema occurring over areas in which the skin has been compromised by varicosities.

varicose eczema

pruritic, eczematous, scaly patches on skin of lower (medial one-third) leg, in association with chronic venous stasis, limb oedema and poor venous return; may predate venous ulcer formation
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There may also be uncomfortable itching - a condition known as varicose eczema is often to blame.
Leg ulcers often develop when the circulation is compromised, often in areas where there is varicose eczema and varicose veins.
They say it might be varicose eczema or that the nerve endings may be damaged and are extra-sensitive.