Thigh high Compression Stocking give me reaction on my skin. What should I do?

Getting a reaction or irrigation from your compression stockings is not fun. So here are a few things you can do to fix that.

You can switch wearing thigh high compression stockings to wearing either a waist high compression stocking (pantyhose or men’s leotard), or a knee high compression stocking.

Please note! If you are choosing to go from a thigh high to a knee high, make sure that the knee high is providing you with the adequate support. If you need compression on or above your knee, do not switch to wearing a knee high. The knee high compression stockings will not provide compression to your legs properly. Consider wearing a waist high compression stocking such as a women's pantyhose or a men’s leotard. Read our Compression Stocking Style Guide if you are unsure about choosing knee highs versus waist high compression stockigs.

If you are going to stay with the thigh high, you can choose to wear a thigh high without a silicone top band. If you are concerned about the top slipping down, try using It Stays body adhesive. Just a little bit on the skin is enough to hold your compression stockings up on your thigh. It’s also water soluble so it comes out with a little warm water and gentle soap.

To order a thigh high without silicone top band, please contact the LegSmart Customer Care Team at