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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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My adult son has bad varicose veins and dry rough swollen

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My adult son has bad varicose veins and dry rough swollen diabetic feet. Which is more important: soft socks or compression stockings?
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: Quite some time. Diabetic foot doctor put on sdoft socks but emergency doictor put on compression stockings after bleeding. This is complicated.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not related that I can think of.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

If he's having problems with the veins bleeding, compression stockings--thigh-high--are more important here

That will help stop the swelling and compress the veins so they don't tend to bleed

Please let me know if you need any more information