Can you use body lotion on your legs before you wear TED stockings?

Compression Stockings . 5 answers . 3 years ago

Can you use body lotion on your legs before you wear TED stockings?

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2 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica

Yes.

2 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica (View Profile)

Yes.


2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Yes
Michael D. Ingegno

2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Yes
Michael D. Ingegno


2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

The term"TED" is a brand name for stockings designed to reduce the incidence of venous clotting in patients who are in the supine position (lying down) such as for surgery or at bedrest. They are not intended for the patient who is standing, sitting, or walking and do not create the graduated higher compression needed for venous support. Graduated elastic compression stockings are meant for the person who is able to sit, stand, or walk and are the appropriate kind for treating venous insufficiency. Recently applied body lotion will make donning the hose more difficult. A good approach is to use the lotion at bedtime for skin moisturizing.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS

2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

The term"TED" is a brand name for stockings designed to reduce the incidence of venous clotting in patients who are in the supine position (lying down) such as for surgery or at bedrest. They are not intended for the patient who is standing, sitting, or walking and do not create the graduated higher compression needed for venous support. Graduated elastic compression stockings are meant for the person who is able to sit, stand, or walk and are the appropriate kind for treating venous insufficiency. Recently applied body lotion will make donning the hose more difficult. A good approach is to use the lotion at bedtime for skin moisturizing.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS


2 years ago by Vein Specialists

Yes, lotion may help keep the hose from falling down your thighs.

2 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

Yes, lotion may help keep the hose from falling down your thighs.


3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Yes you can and I encourage it. Aloe works well.

3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Yes you can and I encourage it. Aloe works well.


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