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should compression stockings be worn to help cellulitis

A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
OK after resolution: Compression stocking is useful to help reduce edema (swelling) of the legs. However, if you have active cellulitis (infection of the skin), the press ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things in ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Stockings in bed: Compression stockings are designed to benefit a person while up on their feet. There is no need to wear them in bed.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Compression sox: virtually anyone can wear well fitted compression socks
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omar Esponda
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Treatment option: Depending on the degree of swelling and other factors such as baseline conditions your doctor can prescribe among other treatment option compression s ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: If you are not mobile the most effcient prevention is low dose blood thinner such as Heparin or coumadin (warfarin). But if you can walk, movement is ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
No: You don't have to wear 24 hrs.You may take it out before going to bed.Whenever you are inactive such as traveling , or convalescing , please wear it a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: It depends on why you have lymphedema, your activity level, your associated illnesses such as congestive heart failure, and your ability to wear a com ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Levine
35 years experience Sports Medicine
Local medical supply: Most people cannot practically tolerate higher compression stockings. A gradient works best bc it is practical and cost effective. Any medical supply ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: It's certainly something you can do. You should also get out of your seat and walk around. Although their is no proof, taking a baby Aspirin before fl ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Yes.: Compression stocking work by compressing the calf muscles to increase the venous return and decrease the venous pressure. This is the same thing that ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Not really: At night I assume you are sleeping. The fact you would be in bed and not standing would negate the need for the compression as no gravity there.....yo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Multiple areas: Compression hose can be obtained in any surgical supply store, online, in most vein specialist's office and in many local pharmacies such as cvs and w ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Coville
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes : You really should once the graft has taken and is healed initially. It will improve its ultimate appearance greatly.
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Postthrombotic snd: The reason for the compression is to attempt to prevent damage to the valves in your veins which can lead to long term swelling and potential skin pro ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Stockings: Compression stockings for previous injury offer support and can help with venous return
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Compression devices: Compression devices come in many forms and degrees of compression. Any compression is better than no compression, if you have venous insufficiency. Mo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
I : I personally do use sleeve compression garments after brachioplasty but it is very important that they not be too tight to decrease blood flow to your ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: If the infection is being treated with appropriate antibiotics and if any open wounds are covered you can wear a compression stocking.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Compression stocking: The real issue here is the level of compression that is needed to treat the underlying condition. Over the counter 'panty hose' stockings usually do n ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Identify cause.: Leg swelling can be due to many factor. Compression stocking do help to reduce swelling but bandaids do nothing. More importantly, you need to find ... Read More

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