I had ablation and phlebectomies 3 weeks ago to resolve varicose eczema I thought the eczema had subsided but now it has returned. Is this normal?

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Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Feb 19, 2018

You are early in the healing process. I would recommend continued compression hose and a good quality barrier cream several times per day (such as Epionce Medical Barrier cream). Additionally your surgeon should look for any "perforator" veins in the area which can continue to cause problems. If present, they can be injected under ultrasound guidance.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

You are early in the healing process. I would recommend continued compression hose and a good quality barrier cream several times per day (such as Epionce Medical Barrier cream). Additionally your surgeon should look for any "perforator" veins in the area which can continue to cause problems. If present, they can be injected under ultrasound guidance.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Feb 19, 2018

The ablation and microphlebectomies will reduce the venous hypertension and over time improve the skin nutrition. The eczema will improve over time but it may never revert to a normal leg. You should use a moisturizing cream or emollient to the area and give it several months to see the effect.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

The ablation and microphlebectomies will reduce the venous hypertension and over time improve the skin nutrition. The eczema will improve over time but it may never revert to a normal leg. You should use a moisturizing cream or emollient to the area and give it several months to see the effect.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Vein & Aesthetic Center of Boston

Published on Feb 16, 2018

If the skin changes (eczema) was from long standing venous disease it can take a while to resolve after the venous treatments. I would discuss this with your physician when you return for your follow-up visit. There may be some residual disease causing the skin irritation to return. That can be diagnosed with duplex ultrasound.

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Answered by The Vein & Aesthetic Center of Boston

If the skin changes (eczema) was from long standing venous disease it can take a while to resolve after the venous treatments. I would discuss this with your physician when you return for your follow-up visit. There may be some residual disease causing the skin irritation to return. That can be diagnosed with duplex ultrasound.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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