Venous Dermatitis Prevention
Prevention of stasis dermatitis includes:
- Avoid prolonged standing and sitting.
- Avoid wearing girdles.
- Stop smoking.
- Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
- Avoid standing for long periods.
- Elevate your legs:
- Never sit with your legs hanging from the chair.
- Keep your feet on the floor.
- Follow an exercise plan developed with your doctor.
- Wear elastic support hose for venous stasis.
- Weight loss if you are overweight
- Take prescription medications as directed.
Continue to Venous Dermatitis Outlook
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