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What are skin ulcers?
A skin ulcer is a wound that occurs on the skin, and a venous skin ulcer is a shallow wound in the leg veins that don't adequately return the blood back to the heart. Usually, these ulcers appear on the sides of the lower leg, above the ankle, and below the calf.
Venous skin ulcers, sometimes called stasis leg ulcers, are slow to heal and tend to come back if you don't take the appropriate steps to prevent them.
What causes venous skin ulcers?
Your veins keep blood flowing to and from the heart. In some cases, the valves are damaged, and blood backs up and pools in the vein. When this happens, the blood may leak out of the vein and into the surrounding tissue - this can lead to a breakdown of the tissue and an ulcer.
Some things that can increase your risk of venous skin ulcers, may include:
There are two other types of skin ulcers that can happen on the lower leg or feet:
What are the symptoms?
The first sign of a skin ulcer is that your skin will turn dark red or purple and can also become thick, dry, and itchy. Without treatment, a painful ulcer may form, and you may have swollen and achy legs. If the wound becomes infected, the infection may cause an odor, and pus may drain from the wound.
Please Call Us at the first signs of a skin ulcer (venous, arterial, or neuropathic). One of our Dermatology Specialists with meet with you, diagnose the type of ulcer you have and begin a treatment program to eliminate the ulcers
Riverside: (951) 525-3548
Temecula: (951) 303-6900
Victorville: (442) 255-4130
Corona: (951) 582-0644
Hemet: (951) 929-3376
La Quinta: (760) 564-8200
Menifee/Sun City: (951) 566-5634
Moreno Valley: (951) 525 -3548
Palm Springs: (760) 832-6277
Yuba City: (530) 599-8703
Stockton: (209) 227-5052
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