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Health Tip: Wearing Compression Stockings

(HealthDay News) -- Compression stockings gently squeeze the legs to help improve blood flow, says MedlinePlus. This can prevent leg swelling, aching and, possibly, blood clots.

If compression stockings are difficult to put on, MedlinePlus suggests:

  • Apply lotion on the legs. Let the lotion dry before putting on stockings.

  • Use baby powder or cornstarch on the legs.

  • Adjust and smooth out the stockings with rubber dishwashing gloves.

  • Use a stocking donner to slide the stocking over each foot.

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