Why are my legs always itchy? and how can I stop this?

Due to the effects of gravity, venous (deoxygenated) blood often pools down in the legs leading to chronic stasis change and consequently pruritus (itching). However any skin problem can also manifest itself on the legs. Unless I am able to see a photo, it is difficult to be absolutely sure that there is not other underlying skin problem. If it is simple stasis, then using a compression stocking and regular emollients will help. Topical steroids might also be necessary.

Dr. Sasi Attili
Consultant Dermatologist


About Dr.Sasi Attili

Dr. Sasi Kiran Attili is the founder of Online Skin specialist LTD and is the principal consultant on this website panel. He is a UK trained/ accredited consultant dermatologist & Dermatopathologist. He is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists. He currently works as a Private Consultant Dermatologist in Leeds. Appointments can be booked by calling on 07952708911.
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