There are several elements to treating a venous stasis ulcer. These include:
- Topical Medication
Once the skin is open and the ulcer has developed, there are many different types of medications that can be applied to the base of the ulcer. These medications are available in the form of pads, powders, creams, and gels. Different types of venous stasis ulcers benefit from different types of topical medications. Your healthcare provider should decide which topical medication type is best for your venous stasis ulcer.
- Ulcer Covering
Once the topical medication is applied, it will likely need to be covered. This can be accomplished with gauze, foam, or other options. Sometimes adhesive tape is used to hold the covering in place. Other times the covering has an adhesive border so it is able to stick to the skin itself without the need for tape.
- Addressing the Cause – Compression!
A very important part of treating a venous stasis ulcer is addressing what caused it in the first place. When veins are not functioning properly, this may be addressed with compression applied to affected leg(s). Applying compression can help the vein to return blood, relieving the tension on the skin in that area. This is important in not only treating venous leg ulcers, but also in preventing them from coming back.
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*If you are experiencing any symptoms suggestive of a medical emergency, contact a physician or seek urgent care immediately.