Allergic to Nylon – Can I Wear Compression Stockings?
Traditional compression stockings are available in a wide variety of fabric blends; cotton, wool, polyester, etc., but two fibers are always part of that blend… spandex and nylon. So if you have a nylon allergy and have to wear compression, what are your options?
The Allegro Premium Italian Wool Sock is the only off-the-shelf compression sock we sell that is nylon-free. It contains graduated compression of 15-20 mmHg and is made from 53% cotton, 40% wool, and 7% spandex.
For individuals who require a higher level of compression or a stocking longer than a knee high, the best option will be short stretch bandages or a cotton liner with a compression stocking or compression wrap over top.
For individuals with a nylon allergy looking for a comfortable sock without compression, SmartKnit diabetic socks are made with polyester and spandex…no nylon.
By: Pete@BrightLife Direct