I have a lower abdominal lymphodema (now goes down to my knees). It came on following a bout of diabetic leg ulcers and cellulitis. That was about 5 years ago, and my main problem is the continual leakage of lymphatic fluid through the microscopic holes left by the diabetic ulcers, and now the ulcers have grown quite large and deep and angry. Recently (and also when I get an infection) I have noticed leakage from some of my sweat glands - especially around the groin area and yesterday I started to leak from the lymphodema itself - basically into the gusset of my underpants. Because of the size and position of the lymphodema I can't sit down properly having to favour one buttock or the other. Inevitably this appears to be having a reaction on my hips ( as I am not a small chap - around 150kg). If only I could get dry then maybe we could start to work on the ulcers. I have had a dressing that had silver in it applied - that had to come off after a couple of hours due to intense burning it caused, same with another dressing that looked initially like wet plaster of paris bandage. Leaving open to the air, seems the best, as we have tried various pads, and bandages to soak up the fluid,(but within 2 hours the outside - pads/cotton wool bandage/ crepe bandage/ tubegrip - is wet to the touch) and they appeared to concentrate the lymphatic fluid onto the ulcers making them worse.