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Stasis dermatitis

John L. Bezzant,M.D.

Stasis dermatitis (shown here) that is not oozing, is best treated with a support hose. The optimum ankle pressure is around 30 to 40 mm Hg, and generally a hose that comes to just below the knee is adequate. The hose should be worn at all times when the extremity is in the dependent position, such as sitting or walking.