Recurrent leg cellulitis: compression stockings can help

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Recurrent leg cellulitis: compression stockings can help

Recurrent leg cellulitis can be difficult to treat. Always check for a portal of entry, especially between toes (athlete’s foot). Tools for Practice1 found that compression therapy reduced recurrence to 15% compared to 40% with education alone at six months in patients with chronic leg oedema and recurrent cellulitis.

Compression stockings are a good treatment option for patients without contraindications, although real-world patient uptake may be limited.

Reference:

  1. Under Pressure: Compression stockings for recurrent cellulitis? Tools for practice #301 (2021)    View here

Gems are chosen by the Goodfellow director Dr. Bruce Arroll to be either practice changing or practice maintaining. The information is educational and not clinical advice.



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