If this leak is caused by leakage in deep veins that were previously blocked and opened, it is not possible to treat these leaks. However, if there are leaks in superficial veins, these should be eliminated.
Treatment of venous ulcer differs considerably in terms of normal wound. In these, an elastic bandage or varicose socks should be worn to protect the wound area from the effect of this pressure due to its development due to the effect of high pressure.
- The wound is first dried after washing with saline.
- As much as possible, no watering antibiotic creams or solutions are applied. A very small amount of zinc idol can be applied.
- After putting gauze on the wound, the leg is wrapped in several layers with a cotton roll. Then, the bandage is wrapped on cotton for fixation.
- • After that, the most vital elastic bandage is wrapped or dressed in varicose socks. In this application, it is more difficult to dress the varicose socks and bandage application will be more useful.
- These bandages are repeated approximately 5 days after wrapping. With these treatments, in approximately 3-6 months, 70% of patients heal ulcers. Healing ulcers recur if not cared for.
If there is a leak due to superficial vein leakage and treatment, the ulcer does not recur. However, an ulcer caused by deep vein occlusion recurred if varicose stockings or elastic bandages are not used.
Necessary changes in lifestyle in venous ulcer
- If the patient is working in a job that requires standing for a long time, a job change should be made.
- Patient should not stand for a long time during the day.
- Patient should be on the move as much as possible.
- If patient smokes, he/she must cut it.
- Patient should rest 3-4 times a day for 15 minutes by lifting the leg up. Overweight should be avoided.
ANTALYA VARICOSE VEINS/Dr.İlhan Gölbaşı