What precautions or preventative measures should I take?

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If you are at risk of, or have already developed lymphoedema, it is very important that you are aware of the following precautions: 

Skincare
 

It is vital that the affected area is cleansed and moisturised daily with non-scented cream to reduce the risk of infections, such as cellulitis, developing. (Fig. 6)  

Any injury to the affected limb or area will increase your risk of infection and further swelling.  If you feel generally unwell, or have any signs of infection, such as increased temperature or hot red tender swelling, you must contact your doctor immediately, so that suitable antibiotics can urgently be prescribed for you.

 


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