Itching and Burning in Jersey City, NJ
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski is a board certified phlebologist and general surgeon at the Vein & Skin Studio, which proudly serves residents of Bayonne and other areas of New Jersey. He offers treatment for the itching and burning sensations associated with vein diseases.
Itching and Burning Associated with Venous Disease
Fluids and molecular agents often accumulate just under the skin in cases of venous insufficiency. This triggers inflammation, which causes the skin to undergo changes, including discoloration. The inflammation can also result in the development of scarring. Skin can turn a variety of different colors, such as black, mottled brown, reddish-brown or red, and may become flaky or dry.
Eczematous changes can also develop, which are typically called “stasis dermatitis.” In simpler terms, this refers to skin inflammation caused by venous stasis, or stagnation of the blood in the veins. Damage to the skin can raise the risk of venous ulcerations. While burning and itching can be caused by vein disease, this condition is far from being the only, or even most common, cause of skin irritation.
In any case, it’s essential to make a note of any burning, itching or other skin changes, as well as varicosities, lower leg pain or swelling.
What Causes Burning and Itchy Skin?
Many individuals think that itching and burning sensations are caused by a dermatological condition. This is frequently the case; however, it is not unusual for patients to have an underlying venous condition that causes them to experience more intense or frequent itching and burning symptoms. Itching can often result in skin rashes known as “venous eczema.” Burning feelings can also be present with sensations of throbbing, and the skin may feel unusually warm or somewhat numb. Burning and itching on the legs can be an indicator of venous disease, regardless of whether spider or varicose veins are present.
Individuals who have diabetes have 10 times the risk of developing venous disease over people without diabetes. For this reason, it’s of particular importance for diabetics to undergo a comprehensive ultrasound in order to discover if they have venous disease. If you think that you may have varicose veins or a venous disease, we encourage you to contact our office today to set up your consultation appointment with Dr. Moszczynski. He will run tests to find out how severe your venous diseases are, as well as suggest a course of treatment.
How Much Does it Cost to Treat Itchy and Burning Skin?
At Vein & Skin Studio, we offer a number of payment options for the treatment of your burning and itching skin. We accept cash, personal checks, and all major credit cards. We even offer financing through CareCredit®, so more people can access and afford this important treatment.
If you’re struggling with the signs and symptoms of venous disease, including burning, itching or numbness in your legs, please contact Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski at the Vein & Skin Studio. He is a skilled and board-certified general surgeon and phlebologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating venous diseases for patients in Bayonne and nearby areas of New Jersey.