What are Scholl Flight Socks?
Scholl Flight Socks are specially designed to help to prevent DVT while relieving swelling in your legs or ankles during long journeys. Ideal for any long journey, whether it’s by car, plane, or train, the antimicrobial protection helps to keep your feet fresh and odour-free. Scholl Flight Socks can help your legs feel refreshed and revitalised so you can enjoy your trip.
What is deep vein thrombosis (also known as DVT)?
Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is what happens when you develop a blood clot in one of your deep veins, commonly forming in the deep vein in your leg. These clots can form when you are inactive for a long time, meaning that there is an increased risk of DVT if you go on a long journey. If you have DVT, your leg can feel sore and swollen, and you might experience warm and red skin in the affected area.
How can flight socks help to prevent DVT?
Scholl Flight Socks use a compression factor of 14 – 17 a factor which has been clinically proven to help improve circulation in your legs. This helps to reduce your risk of DVT and can prevent swollen legs and ankles, leaving you free to go on your long journey comfortably.
How to use Scholl Flight Socks
Always make sure that you wear both flight socks at all times during your journey. Make sure Scholl Flight Socks are pulled up below your knee during use. Do not wear other socks or hosiery when you are wearing Scholl Flight Socks, they are designed to work independently.
When should Scholl Flight Socks not be used?
If you experience any pain or irritation while using Scholl Flight Socks, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist. If you suffer from any of the following medical conditions, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product:
- Swollen legs due to heart problems
- Previous history of blood clots
- Blood clotting disorder
- Severe varicose veins
- Inflammation or infection of the leg, or phlebitis
- Circulatory problems
- Problems with the nerves in your legs or feet that cause decreased sensation
- You have been prescribed compression stockings already
- You have open wounds or sores below your knee
- Have recently undergone major surgery
- Are pregnant
How long do these Scholl Flight Socks last for?
These flight socks can become less effective with prolonged use, so we would recommend replacing this product after 30 washes.
Make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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