Dermatology (Skin conditions)

Support Stockings (Class II)

You have been prescribed Support Stocking which must be worn every day to prevent your lower leg swelling and the re-occurrence of your ulcer.

Put your stockings on as you have been shown as soon as you rise each morning. Remove the stockings prior to going to bed, wash your legs and apply emollient. You do not need to wear the stockings whilst in bed at night.

Wash the stockings using warm soapy water, rinse well and allow to dry away from direct heat.

You will be given two stockings for each leg requiring support. These should last approximately 6 months. When the stockings lose their strength new supplies are obtained by contacting the Appliance Office at the RVI on Tel: 0191 282 4010

If you have great difficulty removing and re-applying the stockings you may wear them day and night for up to a week before changing them.

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