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Massive skin inflammation on the lower leg of an elderly Caucasian female is shown after a nonstick pad and cotton wrap bandaging are removed before the dressing is changed at a hospital Wound Center in Florida, USA. Known as "stasis dermatitis," this ugly and painful rash was caused by a buildup of fluid due to poor blood circulation in the lower legs that is common to some older adults, especially women. Symptoms of this medical condition include oozing and crusting open sores (ulcers), redness or other discoloration of the skin, swelling and itching. Healing can take considerable time.

Massive skin inflammation on the lower leg of an elderly Caucasian female is shown after a nonstick pad and cotton wrap bandaging are removed before the dressing is changed at a hospital Wound Center in Florida, USA. Known as "stasis dermatitis," this ugly and painful rash was caused by a buildup of fluid due to poor blood circulation in the lower legs that is common to some older adults, especially women. Symptoms of this medical condition include oozing and crusting open sores (ulcers), redness or other discoloration of the skin, swelling and itching. Healing can take considerable time. Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Michele and Tom Grimm / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

2F36W7K

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22.9 MB (1.3 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

3264 x 2448 px | 27.6 x 20.7 cm | 10.9 x 8.2 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

23 February 2021

Location:

Florida, USA

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Massive skin inflammation on the lower leg of an elderly Caucasian female is shown after a nonstick pad and cotton wrap bandaging are removed before the dressing is changed at a hospital Wound Center in Florida, USA. Known as "stasis dermatitis," this ugly and painful rash was caused by a buildup of fluid due to poor blood circulation in the lower legs that is common to some older adults, especially women. This venous insufficiency happens when the valves in leg veins that help push blood back to the heart weaken and leak fluid. Symptoms of this troublesome medical condition include oozing and crusting open sores (ulcers), redness or other discoloration of the skin, swelling and itching. Healing can take considerable time, and wrapping the inflamed skin with a medicated dressing can help. Antibiotic pills or creams may be prescribed if any of the open sores in the inflammation area become infected.

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