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Rash & water retention in my lower legs, also itchy

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Rash & water retention in my lower legs, also itchy
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Water retention is the cause behind your rash.
Water retention can be caused by the kidney disease.
Blood clots in the leg veins also can cause this.
Doppler venous ultrsound, serum creatinine, BUN, potassium levels should be checked.
If these conditions are ruled out, then your symptoms are purely varicose veins related.
You should consider wearing compression stockings during daytime to prevent swelling.
Compression stockings can be prescribed by your doctor and available in medical equipment stores.
Low dose diuretic like Furosemide ( Lasix) 20 to 40 mg daily can be used to reduce leg swelling.
Follow a low sodium diet and restrict fluid intake to 1500 ml daily or less.
There is a natural supplement called Horse chestnut extract.
This can be used 300 mg twice daily to treat your condition.
Topical hydrocortisone cream can be applied to control the itching.
Please use a moisturizer like zinc oxide cream to help with the dry skin as well.
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****