ITEMS USEFUL FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH A LIMB AT RISK OF SWELLING

 

Some items are essential while others are

optional and useful

    • Antibiotic or antiseptic cream e.g. Betadine or Crysticide type cream
    • Antibiotic tablets if travelling to a remote destination.  Discuss this with your GP
    • Plasters
    • Insect repellant.  You may also want to take antihistamine tablets and cream to treat insect bites
    • Sunscreen
    • Anti-fungal powder, ointment or cream to treat fungal infections between your toes if you are prone to these infections for at risk leg lymphoedema
    • Moisturiser e.g. Aqueous cream can be used in conjunction with compression garments
    • Compression garments for flying: armsleeve or stocking
    • Swimming booties for walking round rocks, swimming over coral for at risk leg lymphoedema 
    • Gaiters or shin guards for tramping, mowing lawns for at risk leg lymphoedema