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Common signs and symptoms of stasis dermatitis include:

  • Thickened, discolored (reddish) skin on the ankles or shins
  • Itching
  • Open sores, oozing and crusting
  • Swelling

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.

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