Eczema that develops in legs is commonly referred as varicose eczema or statis dermatitis. You may feel itching on your legs or excessive dryness and rashes on your skin when suffering from it. When blood does not circulate in the legs properly, it may lead to accumulation of fluid which causes eczema. In this condition, legs may swell up due to fluid buildup and it restrains the supply of blood and oxygen to the skin.
Immediate Actions for treating eczema on legs:
- Stop scrubbing your skin due to itching, it will only worsen the condition.
- Do not wash your skin too frequently.
- Avoid using the stuff that you feel you are allergic to, for e.g., rubber gloves, woolens, certain perfumes, detergents, etc.
- Maintain a good hygiene by keeping your hands, towel and clothes very clean.
- Use only non-soap cleansers to clean the affected area and use mild moisturizers to prevent the skin from becoming dry.
- Avoid exposing the affected area to dust and heat.
- Avoid standing too much or causing any kind of stress to your legs that may lead to increase fluid buildup.
- Start working out with an aim to increase the blood flow towards your legs. Mild physical activities such as walking short distances will help you in restoring the normal blood low.
- Physical workouts that cause effective pumping of the lymphatic system can be particularly useful in treating the condition. As we don’t have any pumping organ such as a heart for our lymphatic system, it depends on muscular contractions and physical activities for effective pumping. If the flow of lymph is too poor, it may worsen the condition further.
- It is good to avoid too much sweating and after mild physical activities, make sure that you clean your skin with mild cleansers and apply moisturizer.
- Avoid eating food items you are allergic to.
- Consume probiotics as they may help you in dealing with the eczema.
The time you need to recover back from your condition depends on the severity of the problem. If you are suffering a lot, you must visit a medical practitioner to get it diagnosed and cured. Depending on your condition, you may be advised…
- To use certain steroid based ointments or diuretic drugs.
- To take pump therapy.
- To go for surgery.
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