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Does Your Skin Itch and You Can’t Figure Out Why? Visit Our Vein Clinic

There are many different conditions that might cause you to itch. More often than not, whether it was caused by an allergic reaction to new laundry detergent or an encounter with the wrong animal or plant, it is something you can easily handle with some antihistamine or cortisol. However, sometimes you will find you are having a harder time placing the cause of the itch. Worst, you might end up having to deal with this untraceable itch for so long that by now you are just perpetuating the cycle of itching and scratching. If this sounds familiar and your primary care provider, or even a dermatologist, hasn’t been able to help you locate the problem, you might be better off visiting our vein clinic in Las Vegas

Lichen Simplex Chronicus

Also known as neurodermatitis, lichen simplex chronicus is a skin disorder that eventually causes the skin to grow “lichenified”. This is a thick, leathery and darkened layer of skin product of continuous itching and scratching. The causes behind this itchy condition can be multiple, for the problem itself is the result of the scratching. They can be irritation of the skin of any sort or they can even be psychosomatic, meaning the issue is more mental than physiological. Due to a lack of familiarity with this condition, primary care providers and dermatologists often miss or misdiagnose this condition. That is why our vein clinic might end up being a better option at the time of treating this issue.

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Why Alpha Vein Clinic?

The medical professionals at our clinic specialize in issues of the vascular system, meaning they specialize in everything related to veins and their common issues. What does this have to do with lichen simplex chronicus? Well, the root cause for this seemingly untraceable itching that you are feeling could actually be in your veins. Chronic venous insufficiency is a weakening of the valves in the veins that carry blood from the feet all the way to the heart. This causes the blood to back up and settle in the veins, which is known as venous reflux. This often leads to scratching with no apparent cause, hence starting the itching and scratching cycle that leads to lichen simplex chronicus. 

Treating Intractable Itching

If you just target the surface of the skin when treating lichen simplex chronicus, you are not addressing the core issue of the problem. By addressing chronic venous insufficiency you can actually treat the condition at its root and prevent more surface-level damage to the skin. There are several minimally-invasive ways to treat this at a clinic. Once the venous condition is treated and addressed, the cycle can be broken and, without itching and its subsequent scratching, the skin can be treated and allowed to heal.

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Contact a Vein Clinic in Las Vegas

Here at the Alpha Vein Clinic, we want to make sure that you receive the treatment your condition calls for. If you’ve been having trouble treating your itchy skin condition, set up a consultation with our clinic and find out if our treatment is for you. For more information about the treatment or our clinic, give us a call at (702) 233-6661.


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