Primary Lymphoedema In ChildrenOnset may occur shortly after birth and as with adults management involves Decongestive Therapy- Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Compression Bandaging, Exercises and Skin Care.
Fitting into appropriate compression garments will be necessary as they grow. Medical Taping is often effective in treatment.
Assessment and Management is recommended from a Lymphoedema Therapist with experience in the management of Complex Lymphoedema.
Useful LinksInternational Lymphoedema Framework ‘Care of Children with Lymphoedema” document
Lymphedemapeople.com - Lymphedema in Children
Lymphedemapeople.com - Childrens Pediatric