Burning or Itching of Skin – Lichen Simplex Chronicus:

Itch associated with chronic venous disorders is attributed to mixed factors including skin changes and neuropathic changes. Scratching causes inflammation and further stimulation of nerve fibers which provokes the sensation of itch.

Symptoms of Vein Disease and Lichen Simplex Chronicus:

Vein disease may present with a variety of symptoms, many of which are painful, even debilitating.

  • Leg pains and aches, including burning and itching sensations
  • Leg cramping, including nighttime cramps
  • Tired, heavy legs
  • Skin changes, including darkening, rashes, and dry itchy skin
  • Swelling
  • Ulcers
  • Varicose or spider veins
  • Restless legs

If you begin to experience significant, persistent symptoms such as those mentioned here, it is best to seek evaluation and treatment that is where we can help here at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas. We have seen these symptoms first hand and know just how to treat the root cause of the problem. If left untreated, this condition will progress and worsen over time. Early treatment prevents the progression of pain and further damage to your legs as well as other medical complications. These symptoms can occur at any age, but age is a risk factor and these symptoms are most common in people over 40.

This condition is often a cycle meaning that it starts with irritation that causes the person to scratch their skin. The more they scratch their skin, the more it itches. Plus, the constant scratching causes other problems such as thickening of the skin. The itch can travel through the whole body and make you feel everywhere itches. Typical symptoms include: ongoing itching, often intense. The skin may also become raw or scaly, and may eventually develop a leathery appearance. Skin lesions and sores can also occur.

Vein Disease:

Vein disease and associated symptoms are usually worse when a patient is subjected to periods of prolonged standing. Many occupations such as teaching, health care, retail, and law enforcement require long periods of standing which can worsen symptoms. These symptoms usually worsen at the end of the day and improve when a patient can elevate their legs. Vein disease is usually worse with standing and lack of activity and improves with walking or exercise.

Treatment Options for Lichen Simplex Chronicus:

The (LSC) lesion will not heal until the underlying cause is treated. That is because it’s the vein disease that causes the chronic itch to begin with. The problem is that most of the medical community is not very well familiar with Chronic venous insufficiency and its complications. Today, there are several minimally-invasive, in office-based ways to treat (CVI). This skin condition is often treated with simply applying cortisone creams or even injecting cortisone, which is not going to cure the lesion. However, Dr. Kaveh at Alpha Vein Clinic who specializes in the treatment of Venous diseases have been very progressive and successful in treating thousands of insufficient veins. We have had many grateful patients who finally had their (LSC) cured.

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Las Vegas, NV, 89128

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