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Hi can anyone help? I have Lymphoedema in my lower legs and I am wearing knee high Jobst stockings. The problem I have I have sensitive skin and my legs are reacting with the stockings making the skin develop a rash that bleeds. It is better if I have yellow line tubular bandage between but I need some knee length socks of a suitable size instead.

Anyone know where I could buy them?

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Who supplies your current garments? Are they aware of this reaction? There are ‘liner’ products available (made of silk) but the cause of the rash should be investigated.

Are you wearing the correct size stockings? Maybe they are too tight or are rolling into a tight band around the leg. You need to be measured properly by a professional lymphoedema nurse for your stockings so that they are the correct fit. You also need to moisturise the legs every day morning and night if necessary.

They don’t fit properly based on what you’re experiencing so you’re needing to be remeasured by a LE clinic nurse or private lymph therapist (look on MLDUK.org.uk).

Might your rash be a reaction to latex? Most Jobst garments contain latex while some other garment manufacturers do not use latex. Explore options with the lymphie nurse or therapist x

Thank you both for your time. I will have to go back and see limph nurse and have have my mesurments checked and ask about the silk under socks. I was measured a couple of months ago just before l got the stockings. I have just got over a bout of Cellulitis also that have made them swell not sure if it was because of the reaction with the stockings.

Cellulitis can certainly make the skin very sensitive, but if you were reacting to the Jobst product before that you need to try a different brand as has been suggested. Silk liner socks are available on prescription and I find often improve the condition of the skin combined with daily moisturizing.

I found Jobst difficult for me. I use TrueForm 20-30, as my MD said don't keep trying to go to 30/40. I rip them with my arthritic fingers.. Toes are not compressed in True Form stockings. I also have abdominal Lymphedema. I was told to get some kind of a capri that doesn't nearly "immobilize" me. I think I need to walk and be active. So I'm looking for something with gentle compression on abdomen. It won't be even 20/30, I recently learned about leg wraps called Farrow 4000. That might be what we both need, but you with silk underneath.

Best wishes for good outcomes!

I too hope both you and I and all the forum members find the relief we need to make our lives a little better.

My legs are so fat I can' t wear socks as they cut into my legs. Anyone help me?

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