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Lymphoedema Clinic


Treatment of Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a progressive condition with no known cure, but the Lymphoedema Clinic can help reduce and control the swelling and provide psychological support to patients.

Management is based on skin care, exercise, compression, and lymphatic drainage.

An intensive course of bandaging and/or manual lymphatic drainage and kinesio taping may be required if the limb is misshapen or fibrosis or lymphorrhoea are present.

Patients with Lymphoedema are at risk of developing cellulitis. This requires prompt treatment with at least a two week course of antibiotics (please refer to Documentation & Links page for further information.

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