Morning All. I need advice / help. My Lymphoedema is in the legs - very swollen, very heavy and my feet are also swollen and tender. I wear compression garments from the thigh down, and my feet have compression bandages. Been using these for about 7 months now, and have had no problems. In fact my legs have been ''shrinking'', as have the feet.
Winter has always been the problem time for me, with the inactivity and the cold. Every bout of Cellulitis seems to have occurred in the colder months?
Two days ago I noticed a blister at the base of my big toe on left foot - blisters, to me, are a dreaded sign of infection on the horizon! Today I see I have three blisters, same position, on the right foot? They are very small still, not looking too 'angry', but I just know that if they pop then the infection will start.
I am on a low dose [ 250mg] of Clarithromycin daily, which should help. I also use Dermol cream several times a day, keep my skin moist and clean always.
Does anyone have a similar problem, know what I can do to avoid getting them in the first place and how I can minimize the chances of the blisters popping? I really could not take another bout of Cellulitis, the long stay in Hospital and recovery period after.
Any advice would be great.