Hi, I was just wondering if there were any new treatments out there for lymphedema? I read about some clinical trials of a drug called ketoprofen, but I wondered if any body knows of any other treatments or trials that are happening at the moment.
There is research ongoing but no cure or safe and effective treatment by way of pharmaceutical. The long-standing gold standard daily treatments still apply eg therapeutic compression, lymph drainage, meticulous skin care, lymph moving exercises, and body movement such as swimming, walking, etc. Bear in mind that Ketoprofen is not viable as a long term treatment option due to side effects including severe organ damage. This is the warning from the lead researcher of the Ketoprofen study so use with great caution.