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Varicose Eczema

Postby Pineapplejack on Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:29 pm

I have been prescribed DoubleBase Cream for my varicose excema...Is this the best cream to use, my legs are really itchy...
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Re: Varicose Eczema

Postby Dr Emma Wedgeworth on Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:35 pm

Hi there,
There is no good evidence that one moisturiser is better than the other, so this is a good start.
Make sure you avoid soaps and shower gels and use your moisturiser as a wash. If your legs are very itchy, you may need a steroid based cream to settle the itching down.

Compression stockings are very helpful to prevent varicose eczema from getting worse.

Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Consultant Dermatologist & BSF spokesperson
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