Hi Guys. I'm after some advice. Im 43, male, morbidly obese at 22 stone and 5 ft 7 inches tall.
Over the last two years my legs have been swelling, left more than right. I have had four episodes of cellulitis and antibiotics . Now I look back my legs have been swollen for a bit and certainly red. I had a red patch on my foot for some time.
The last episode was bad with swelling so I couldn't flex my legs properly and both feet heavily blistered. It was agony to walk. The hairs on my legs seem to have fallen off as well and the thighs were also swollen- the back of the knee had raw skin. The antibiotics got rid of the infection but the swelling still seemed there.
My aunts who has always been obese had the same issues starting in her forties. She saw my legs and said I should try support pantyhose or tights- no one would know. It works for her.
Desperate for improvement and to avoid further medication I ordered some off the Internet and have been wearing them
After two weeks of wearing ordinary 70 denier tights I have seen an amazing difference. My legs are less swollen, I can flex them and the redness has gone out of them.
They were really itchy and flaky- I was scratching them in my sleep so I wore some lighter ones in bed. The result is dramatic.
My question; is this a good legitimate long term solution? I tried the knee high ones and they just didn't work , Chaffed or fell down so the tights are the only ones to work.