Top
10
Doctor insights on: Compression Clothing

Share
1

1
Is it safe to wear compression socks and other compression clothing during pregnancy?

Is it safe to wear compression socks and other compression clothing during pregnancy?

YES!!!: I loved compression stockings in my pregnancy. It helps all the pooling of water and swelling that happens in your legs. Now granted they can be hard to put on when you're super pregnant (my hubby had to help me). But the support is awesome. Also okay to wear belly bands or other maternity belts. They help to bring your weight closer to your center of gravity, which helps the back. Good luck. ...Read more

2

2
Are compression sleeves or bandages always used after brachioplasty? Is it always necessary to use compression after brachioplasty? Do the sleeves or bandages fit beneath regular clothing? .

Are compression sleeves or bandages always used after brachioplasty? Is it always necessary to use compression after brachioplasty? Do the sleeves or bandages fit beneath regular clothing?

.

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 hands. You should discuss this with the plastic surgeon you chose to care for you. Dr. Edwards. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
My skin hurts if clothing rubs against it?

My skin hurts if clothing rubs against it?

First try cotton: Many clothes have products in them that can irritate your skin, so first try pure 100% cotton , change to Dreft or All chemical free detergents. If not better see your dermatologist ...Read more

4

4
What bed clothing will help with my "broken thermostat"?

What bed clothing will help with my "broken thermostat"?

Thermostat: At night, during sleep, the body temperature lowers about 4 degrees. If you do not allow that to happen, sleep is disrupted and not properly restorative. Generally speaking, use less blankets, and have fresh air in the bedroom. See also medlineplus.Gov for 'sleep hygeine' measures. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Are clothing made out of polyester fabric safe to wear?

Are clothing made out of polyester fabric safe to wear?

Safer now: Back 30 or 40 years ago, in the 1970's, polyester was appearing in stores everywhere, but could subject one to relentless teasing if one wore it amongst the wrong crowd. That polyester was rough and unforgiving, but modern new polyester is pretty good stuff. It's safe to wear. It's soft and lays well but being a plastic (petroleum product), it still causes static. Cotton is softer, with no static. ...Read more

6

6
What can I do about clothing that hurts by the end of the day?

What can I do about clothing that hurts by the end of the day?

Interesting question: Is the question asking what to do about discomfort caused by wearing certain clothing? (clothing itself is not alive and has no feelings.) a person could have some sensory nerve problems in the skin that signal pain when that part of the skin is touched by clothing (a dermatologist or neurologist can look into the matter). One can try wearing different fabrics to see if softer fabrics help. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Can i tell me how i can keep clothing from sticking to a wound?

Can i tell me how i can keep clothing from sticking to a wound?

Simple Care best: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

9

9
How do you avoid clothing with a high amount of toxins in the fabric?

How do you avoid clothing with a high amount of toxins in the fabric?

Depends: Which toxins are you talking about? The word toxin is used a lot but often no one knows what they mean by it. If you are talking about petroleum products you might opt for organic clothing or natural fibers. Still, those may contain bacteria or other "toxins" you are trying to avoid. First you need to find out what you r trying to avoid then you can find how to avoid it. ...Read more