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would you please tell me that since when did you have this condition?
the swelling started awhile ago about two or three months the rash or redness is in the last two or three weeks
and also have you got any history of varicose veins?
yes I used to work on my feet 10 to 12 hgours a day and did heavy lifting
thanks for your inpit
have you checked it out from your dermatologist
no I do not have any type of coverage and I was looking for a cream or over the counter med that would reduce the swelling and help with the rash
right i can understand
the condition is called stasis eczema
what do I have to do to get relief
and can be due to varicose veins and long standing because of which the fluid spreads out in the outer tissues because of the loss of the valve mechanisms of the veins
i am going to tell you what you can do
I work in an office and I sit 6-8 hours plus eveyday
basically you have to avoid the standing as much as you can if possible.
secondly if you are lying in the bed then you should put a pillow inside
I can do that but can you tell me can I buy something to help with the itching It is driving me crazy
and if sitting in the chair then you should lie them on the stool
i was just telling you the precautions before the treatment
do you have any ooze from the legs?
keep moisturise the areas with the Cetaphil body lotion to help the itch
along with the Tablet Zyrtec 10mg once a day before going to bed
for 2 weeks
is Zyrtec an over the counter med?
dilute some white vinegar in the water and use compression
yes the medications are all otc
thirdly apply maximum strength Cortoid ointment twice a day for 2 weeks
this is a mild steroid and will reduce the swelling as well as the itch and Eczema
what should I do if after the two weeks I am still have problems
if you get the chance then please see your doctor to prescribe you with some compression stockings and some physiotherapy exercises to deal with the swelling.
ok I would like to thank you for all your help I feel better knowing this might just be a quick fix
you should see the effects of the otc medications if they work then you can continue with them for another 2 weeks but if not then you have to see the doctor to have some stronger prescribed medications which are not available otc.
don't you worry everything will be fine hopefully.
ok I will watch and if I have to I will find a doctor in my area
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Have a great day Doc. Thanks Again