Slide show: Types of dermatitis
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Common signs and symptoms of stasis dermatitis include:

  • Skin discoloration (red or brown) on the ankles or shins
  • Itching and redness
  • Thickened skin
  • Open sores or ulcers

Stasis dermatitis occurs when varicose veins or other circulatory conditions cause fluids to build up in the lower legs. The swelling produces pressure beneath the skin and prevents adequate blood and oxygen from reaching the skin. This causes the skin at your ankles and shins to become discolored, thick and itchy.

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