What are the options for long-term management of stasis dermatitis?

Updated: Mar 27, 2020
  • Author: Scott L Flugman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Patients with chronic, quiescent stasis dermatitis can be treated with bland topical emollients to maximize epidermal moisture. Plain white petrolatum is an inexpensive occlusive moisturizer that is very effective and, importantly, does not contain any contact sensitizers.

Also see the guideline for venous ulcer care from the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care.


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