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Varicose eczema


Small cracks in the skin due to scratching or tissue breakdown. It’s usually red and very itchy with scaly patches, and occurs above the ankle.

Causes

High pressure causing blood to seep into the skin tissue which causes irritation to the skin.

Advice

See your GP, who will assess your legs and recommend the appropriate treatments.

Treatment

Very dry, flaky skin on your legs can be caused by poor venous return – and Activa compression hosiery can help with this problem. Using Debrisoft can help remove the dry skin, allowing any medicated creams to soak in.