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Protection of the skin under the compression stocking

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 4:41 am
by LymphedemaGirl
Hi all, I am going on a walking holiday soon where I will be walking quite a lot. So far my training has been going well exept for one incident where I probably overdid it a little and my foot went very hot with red spots. It was not Rosen or Cellulitis, and it was fine after a couple of days, but it was a bit of a scare. I think what happened was that the compression stocking was rubbing against the skin. My stocking is by Medi and it is thick and quite coarse. I am wondering how to prepare for the trip should this problem occur on the way. I have been looking at some tape called Micropore by 3M and I have been thinking about liquid band aid. What do you think/what would you do? Thank you.

Re: Protection of the skin under the compression stocking

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 7:00 am
by patoco
Hey Lymphgirl :!:

I use a rolled gauze bandage under the short stretch ones. This gives a good cushion and protects the skin from direct contact of the bandage.

It's great - stays in place - is comfortable.

Hope that holiday goes super - let us know :)

Pat

Re: Protection of the skin under the compression stocking

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:48 am
by LymphedemaGirl
Hi Pat,

thanks :-)

I too use gauze (and cotton) under the shortstretch bandages when I wrap for the night but during the day I wear a compression stocking. I am not sure I can put gauze under the stocking, but I guess it is worth a try. I've been thinking perhaps I could sew a little piece of silk or something on the inside of the stocking on selected places.

LymphedemaGirl