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Integrative Management of Stasis Dermatitis 

Integrative Management of Stasis Dermatitis
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Integrative Management of Stasis Dermatitis
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Robert Norman

and Patrick Brennan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199907922.003.0026
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date: 01 June 2020

Stasis dermatitis, also known as gravitational eczema, originates from chronic venous insufficiency. Approximately 7% of older adults, often the obese, experience the disease. Chronic edema and venous incompetence set the stage for the development of stasis dermatitis. Doppler ultraosund, sonography, and venography are used as adjunctive diagnostic measures. Leg elevation, compression stockings, topical steroids and emollients, and aspirin or pentoxifylline may be helpful. Integrative therapies include horse chestnut tree, calendula, aloe vera, and unna boots. Lifestyle changes, including diet, exercise, yoga and massage have been found quite useful in the overall plan of improvement.

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