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During a compression hosiery consultation your Boots healthcare advisor will help measure, choose and fit the right hosiery for you. Your consultation will be carried out in one of our private consultation rooms, and new measurements will be taken each time you need new hosiery.
Your Boots healthcare advisor will help you:
Our compression hosiery measuring and fitting service is available in all Boots pharmacies nationwide. Depending on what suits you best you can either book an appointment online, at your local Boots pharmacy or drop into the pharmacy to find out if a healthcare advisor is available at that time to carry out a consultation.
We'll measure and fit your hosiery free of charge, meaning you'll just have to pay for whichever products you choose.Book an appointment
Once you've chosen what's right for you, your hosiery will be ordered for you to pick up from your nearest pharmacy within two to three days.
Compression hosiery puts pressure on your leg to help the blood in your veins flow in the right direction (up towards your heart). It's designed to be tightest at your ankle and gradually get looser as it goes further up your leg.
There are three 'classes' of compression hosiery to choose from. Each class is a different strength and is designed to help with different conditions. The right choice for you will depend on your needs:
We stock hosiery from a number of manufacturers, including Activa, Scholl and Mediven. Your GP might suggest a particular brand that will be best for you.
There are several styles in a choice of colours:
If you need to, you can use suspender belts to hold your compression hosiery up. Your Boots healthcare advisor can advise on where you can get one if needed.
In some instances compression hosiery may not be suitable, for example if you have severe oedema (swelling) of the lower leg, a sensitivity to the material in the hosiery, a local skin condition such as dermatitis or if you have recently had a skin graft operation.
In some instances, our pharmacist may suggest that you visit your GP. This might happen if:
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