Wound EssentialsThe causes and treatment of wet weeping legs

The causes and treatment of wet weeping legs

Assessment and diagnosis, Leg Ulcers | Nicola Whayman

Wet, weeping legs have a big impact on the quality of patients’ lives and the health service. Full leg and medical assessments, as well as liaison with specialist teams are important to identifying the cause of the oedema, which will determine the correct, effective treatment. This article considers the use of superabsorbent dressings, compression bandages, skin care and barrier creams to improve care.