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What creams treat varicose veins?

I'm 45, and I think I have varicose veins along my legs. I'm wondering if there are any creams I can use to treat them. Are there creams available for varicose veins?

3 Answers

There are no creams that treat varicose veins.
Good evening. There are really no research-proven creams effective for treatment of varicose veins. Best treatments are sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy, surgical excision (depending on veins sizes).
There are some recommendations in the literature for use of creams and gels containing horse chestnut extract but at best they can soften skin over veins and maybe decrease discomfort (no good quality studies to prove if). No cream with actually make veins disappear.

Natalie Marks
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I suspect there are creams "available" for varicose veins; however, I cannot say that there are any that are clinically effective. If you think you have varicose veins, search your area for a vein specialist who performs either free screening exams or free consultations and find out. You will be better informed and get some ideas about the treatments offered in your area.