I refuse to let lymphedema get under my skin!
Do you know about erysipelas? These are dermatological complications that can appear when you have lymphedema.
It is therefore essential to monitor your patients’ skin.
Managing lymphedema involves looking after your skin. How to prevent skin problems associated with the disease?
Dry, thickened, harder, less malleable skin: over time, lymphedema causes changes to your skin. The longer-standing and more severe the lymphedema, the more marked the changes in skin texture and appearance will be. Dermatological complications, such as erysipelas (Streptococcal infections) can also develop.