Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Risk Factors Symptoms Evaluation Treatment specialist Home Care pain and inflammation warning signs Prevention Outlook Complications Underlying Cause Anatomy

Venous Stasis 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 Stasis Dermatitis Outlook

Last Updated: Jan 5, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
Copyright DSHI Systems, Inc. Powered by: FreeMD - Your Virtual Doctor

PubMed Venous Stasis Dermatitis References
  1. Dissemond J, Knab J, Lehnen M, Franckson T, Goos M. Successful treatment of stasis dermatitis with topical tacrolimus. Vasa. 2004 Nov;33(4):260-2. [15623206]
  2. Heit JA. Venous stasis syndrome: the long-term burden of deep vein thrombosis. Hosp Med. 2003 Oct;64(10):593-8. [14584239]
  3. Weiss SC, Nguyen J, Chon S, Kimball AB. A randomized controlled clinical trial assessing the effect of betamethasone valerate 0.12% foam on the short-term treatment of stasis dermatitis. J Drugs Dermatol. 2005 May-Jun;4(3):339-45. [15898290]
FreeMD is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our terms of use.