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What do ted hose do for your bp?

What do ted hose do for your bp?

Not much: Except if your BP drops on standing up (orthostatic hypotension) the teds may help keep you from getting dizzy by keeping blood from collecting in the leg veins while you are up. ...Read more

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Should ted hose be worn during the day, then taken off at night?

Should ted hose be worn during the day, then taken off at night?

Yes, due to gravity: Ted hose and any other variety of compression stocking is fairly uncomfortable and tough on the skin. It is good to give your skin a break at night. Gravity pulls fluids to your legs when you stand during the day, so that is the right time to wear the stockings. But the fluids redistribute at night when you raise your legs - again because of gravity! ...Read more

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Is it really necessary to use ted hose for 6 full weeks after surgery? I had a broken kneecap and tendon repair.

Is it really necessary to use ted hose for 6 full weeks after surgery? I had a broken kneecap and tendon repair.

Post Op: Your surgeon must think so. They know your body and your weight and the state of your physical health and they believe to protect your life you need to work to prevent dvts. ...Read more

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How long should I wear ted hose after knee replacement surgery? Surgery was dec.12

How long should I wear ted hose after knee replacement surgery? Surgery was dec.12

Your : Your doctor has provided you with the ted hose as a means to decrease the possibility of deep venous thrombosis or to address issues you may have with swelling. If you have problems with varicose veins he may want you to wear them on a long term basis. If it is as a measure to avoid blood clots in your legs he may just want it for a couple of months. Only your doctor can give you the most definitive answer. ...Read more

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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy done two days ago. Slowly make it around the house but mostly rest/sleep still. How long and when do I wear ted hose?

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy done two days ago. Slowly make it around the house but mostly rest/sleep still. How long and when do I wear ted hose?

Don't wear...: Unless you are moving ted hose increase your risks of clots. Remove them when you are at rest. Feeling tired is common for 7-10 days. You gradually regain stamina after that. ...Read more

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If I have clot already on the leg, should I wear ted hose or will it make worse? Im gonna start working soon that will require to me to be on my feet

If I have clot already on the leg, should I wear ted hose or will it make worse? Im gonna start working soon that will require to me to be on my feet

No: Any compression to a clot will make it worse. You need warm, moist compresses, stay off your foot, and keep it elevated. Compression stockings are to prevent clots, not to treat them. Please see a vascular surgeon asap. If you get chest pain or shortness of breath, call an ambulance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop diahorrea my bum feels like its a fire hose?

Can you tell me how to stop diahorrea my bum feels like its a fire hose?

OTC MEDS: There are many great over the counter treatment options for acute diarrhea. First, try some of those and if they are not helping then follow with a physician. Remember to continue to try and keep hydrated with fluids as frequent diarrhea can lead to fluid losses quickly. Eat small but frequent meals with low fat content. ...Read more

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I stimulate myself with my shower hose. Is this bad for me? Will it cause any sort of infertility in the future?

I stimulate myself with my shower hose. Is this bad for me? Will it cause any sort of infertility in the future?

No: As long as the pressure is not high enough to cause injury you should be fine. Want to avoid water getting up into vagina as this can disturb the normal bacterial balance there and lead to irritation and imbalance of the normal bacteria/fugi that live there as well as the normal acid/base balance in your vagina. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Do dentists sterilize those suction hoses in their offices?

Do dentists sterilize those suction hoses in their offices?

No, but...: The plastic tips used in saliva ejectors and high-volume evacuators are single-use disposable items, and sterilization is not required to prevent cross-infection. It is customary to clean the flexible tubes that connect to the disposable tips with a high-level surface disinfectant and use disposable polyethylene barrier sleeves on their working ends. This is sufficient to prevent infection. ...Read more

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