Sunday, February 12, 2012

Lymphedema Skin Care Information

Because of the compromised condition of a lymphovenous limb, we are often susceptible to a large number of skin complications. These may include various skin growths such as skin tags, warts, dermatofibromas, lymphangiomas, rashes, fungal infections, superficial bacterial infections infections which include as impetigo, folliculitis, carbuncles, furuncles and boils and weeping sores.

With lymphedema, some types untreated skin conditions can lead to serious consequences including systemic infections (sepsis), gangrene, amputation and even death.

We should daily, before wrapping or bandaging,use skin lotion to help keep the skin soft and to prevent chapping or cracking from dryness. Our skin is the front line of defense against invasive bacterial or fungal infections.

Good skin health is critical to our overall good health

The information below is taken from a variety of sources and are all good helpful info on keeping our skin healthy.


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