An Unna Boot may sound like the latest trend in fall footwear, but it's not. It's actually not even a boot at all! So, what is an Unna Boot?
What Is It?
The Unna Boot is a specialty compression gauze that is usually used on the lower leg. It typically is impregnated with emollients like zinc oxide and Acacia that promote healing while offering protection for a variety of different conditions.
What Does It Treat?
Doctors will recommend using for conditions like: Lymphatic edema, Sprains, Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac, Fractures, Burns, Skin Grafts, and most commonly, Venous Ulcers.
Leg ulcers are a serious medical and socioeconomic problem worldwide. One type of chronic wound in the lower limbs is the venous ulcer, associated with high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus and chronic venous insufficiency in the lower legs.
- US National Library of Medicine
How Do You Use It?
What To Do Once It's On?