Relying on "Mother Nature", creams and lotions created with all natural ingredients help keep skin naturally moisturized and healthy. (read more)
Off the shelf, perfumed or chemically enhanced body lotions and creams should be avoided as they may actually cause skin to dry, rather than moisturizing and healing. Maintaining healthy and well moisturized skin will help keep the skin tissues intact and prevent an environment that is susceptible to open wounds. Once started, even the smallest of wounds, if left untreated, can quickly become a very serious problem for those who suffer from Lymphedema.
Because of the effect on the skin caused by Lymphedema, as well as the effects of treating and managing Lymphedema with gradient compression garments and bandages, proper skin care is a crucial and important component of an overall Lymphedema treatment and management regimen. Skin should be moisturized at least once daily by using a specially formulated moisturizing emollient which will help make the outer layer of skin softer and more pliable.