Protect your skin with a professional Lymphoedema skin management plan
The right ongoing skin management is crucial for everyone with Lymphoedema to keep your skin supple and free from skin breaks, tears and infections.
As part of your tailored Lymphoedema treatment and management plan, good skin management and education will always be incorporated.
What to expect
Your skin will be regularly moisturised during treatment. In fact regular moisturising is strongly recommended as a lifelong practice to protect your skin against the increased risk of infection that Lymphoedema patients face.
We will educate you on:
- The best types of moisturiser to use at home.
- Why it is so important to attend promptly to cuts, insect bites, abrasions and any other skin lesion on the affected limb to prevent infection (infection increases the lymphatic load, which can result in a worsening of your Lymphoedema symptoms).
- The cleaning products to avoid and those which are kindest to Lymphoedema affected skin (products that won’t strip the skin of its acid barrier and natural oils).
For professional help with your skin management needs, contact us today.