By getting to know you, we can find out the best way to help you and there are lots of ways that we can do that. We can even teach you and your family how to help at home!
If your skin gets dry or you scratch it germs and bacteria could get in and make you ill.
That’s why it’s really important to put lots of moisturising cream on so that your skin doesn’t crack and you don’t feel like scratching it.
We use special socks and bandages to help squeeze the lymph fluid that’s got lost in your body back to where it needs to go. We’ll ask you to wear these as much as you can, especially when you’re on the go.
By pushing the lymph fluid under your skin with their hands, our nurses can help it on its way back to your lymphatic system to help the swelling go down. We can even teach you to do this for yourself.
Having Lymphoedema doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. In fact, we believe that fun is good for you, especially if it involves walking, cycling, swimming or playing with your friends.