My mom has swelling in her ankles and legs. I believe she has venous insufficiency, which can cause sores. She is on medication to help with the swelling but refuses to wear compression stockings. I have been putting antibiotic ointment and covering them with bandages. I have also tried rubbing her legs down with vitamin e oil. Any suggestions on any other solutions? I am not sure bandaging helps but she will pick at the spots if I do not cover them. Thanks to all.