With proper care of your support hose and compression stockings, you can maximize their usage. You'll be staying healthy and saving money, simultaneously. Regularly washing your circulation stockings is definitely the best way to do this. It will cleanse the threads of any dirt, grime, and odor that might be present. When cleaning your support socks and compression stockings, it's important to use a compression stockings washing solution, instead of standard soap or detergents, as your circulation stockings washing aid tends to be a bit gentler.
TIP: You can always look at the care instructions that comes inside the box. Different manufacturers say different things about how best wash and dry their compression stockings. Some are machine wash friendly.
TIP: Avoid using softeners on your compression stockings. They damage the elastic threads.
TIP: Do not wring them out, as it may damage the way the compression stocking is woven.
Step 1: Fill your sink with warm or cold water
Avoid using hot water because the heat might damage the elastic in your compression stockings.
Step 2: Add the washing aid
Add just a small amount of your compression stockings washing aid. A quarter size squirt for each pair of support stockings ought to be sufficient.
Step 3: Gently lather your support stockings
Gently lather your support stockings. Rough scrubbing might damage their delicate fibers.
Step 4: Let them soak
Allow your compression stockings to sit in the water for about 5 minutes.
Step 5: Rinse Thoroughly
Thoroughly rinse your compression stockings with cold water.
Step 6: Remove Excess Water
Gently squeeze the water from your stockings.
Step 7: Dry
Gently pat your support stockings down with a clean, dry towel. Refrain from wearing them until they are completely dry.