Autoimmune Disorders Community
4.1k Members
Avatar universal

What auto immune disorder can have a genetic deficiency?

I have vein problems which caused me to get a venous stasis ulcer dating back to 1997. Often I get stasis eczema on the same leg as my original ulcer was. But I also get eczema type rashes on my lower back and usually one hip or the other. Also my arms. The itch of the rash is so bad I can hardly stand it. I've been told by dermatologist it's called atopic skin. I always have it worse in the winter than summer. And I live in South Carolina so it's not like we have a really hard winter. I don't quite understand why I get the other rashes on other areas. I also don't quite understand why I get statis eczema either.  I have had many ablations on my leg veins of both legs to close off bad veins. For no better why of explaining it I guess the valves in the veins fail. I don't get edema as much as I used to prior to surgeries. I also had a skin graft to replace the bad area on my leg where the skin would break down and develop a new ulcer. I have had to go thru wound care and had to wear unna boots for long periods of time to heal the ulcer. Not a lot of fun.  Not to mention debreding the ulcer prior to the unna boot application. Over the last 10 years I would say I have had a harder time staying well and keeping my leg healthy. I am 54. It is agrivating to me to be looked upon as playing sick to miss work. I don't do that. I have gone to work when my leg hurt so much I have had to take 800 mg Motrin twice a day. Sometimes Tylenol or sodium naproxen in between. I have gone to work sick.  I have a job where  stand Hairstylist 36 years. I work in a salon for children currently.  My husband and I have decided to have me stay home for awhile or permanently. What other disorders or deficiency has rashes, vein issues, dizziness and reaccuring bacterial infections. Oh and I forgot to mention Hypo thyroid and asthma.
1 Responses
Avatar universal
I forgot to mention I just found out I have mannose-binding Lectin deficiency. And I have had many ear infections, sinus infections, etc... Other my lifetime of 54 years.
Have an Answer?
Top Autoimmune Diseases Answerers
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child
This article will tell you more about strength training at home, giving you some options that require little to no equipment.
In You Can Prevent a Stroke, Dr. Joshua Yamamoto and Dr. Kristin Thomas help us understand what we can do to prevent a stroke.