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SUMMER TIPS FOR LYMPHEDEMA                            

                        


Author: Molly Nettles, OTR/L

Used by Kind Permission of: Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Peoria, Illinois

Also see:

National Lymphedema Network

Cool Tips for a Hot Summer

http://www.lymphnet.org/lymphedemaFAQs/riskReduction/summerTips.htm

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SUMMER HAZARDS                 TRAVEL TIPS 

SUMMER HOBBIES AND SPORTS
                                                                                                                                     Sunflower

BEAT THE HEAT

Stay Cool

Garment Care

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SUMMER HAZARDS

Insects

Clothing

Sunburn

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SUMMER HOBBIES AND SPORTS

Gardening and Lawn Care

  • Wear gloves to protect the hands from injury when gardening.

  • Avoid using affected arm to start lawn mower.

  • Take breaks.

  • Swimming

    Sports

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    TRAVEL TIPS

    Before Your Trip

    Luggage

    Suitcases:

         *  Consider  packing two light suitcases rather than one heavy one.

         *     To help avoid carrying heavy bags, use the push carts at airports to help move luggage.

         *     Purchase a suitcase with wheels.

         *     Use the unaffected arm to pull your suitcase.

    Hand Luggage:

         *     Avoid carrying your shoulder bag on the affected shoulder.

         *     Carry your medication with you.

         *     Make sure your compression garments are in good condition, carry a spare with you.

    Car, Train, or Bus Travel

    During Travel

    During Vacation

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    Tips for Keeping Lymphedema Garments Cool

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