- Cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin and the tissues under the skin. It usually occurs following an acute infection.
- The symptoms are redness, heat, swelling and pain. Veins do not appear on the skin in this condition.
- There may be associated fever or body ache due to infection. Blood tests generally show changes.
- Reticular Veins are tiny blue veins that appear on the skin of legs and thighs that resemble a network.
- Like Varicose Veins, they do not protrude on the skin.
- They are generally only a cosmetic problem. Reticular veins are mostly hereditary.
- Stasis Dermatitis is an inflammatory skin disease that usually occurs on the lower extremities.
- It occurs because of "stasis" or pooling of the blood due to insufficient venous return.
- The skin appears thin delicate and brownish with red spots and open sores.
- There may be itching and irritation on the skin. Weak skin may ulcerate.