Beat the heat with these lymphedema summer safety tips!

Very timely advice.

I am in Central Europe now, can’t wait to go to some sea 🙂

What I like to do when I am home: soak a pair of cotton or wool socks in cold water with Himalayan salt dissolved in it and put them on. That goes above my compression garment (I need to wear it all the time when I am not in bed), and it’s no problem for my beautiful blue Crocs clogs that my feet are wet.

Andrea GerakAndrea Gerák (also spelled as Gerak) is a Hungarian artist, mostly known as a singer. She is also photographing, dancing, writing, and forever learning through her journey in the world, living out of a suitcase. Her attention turned to healthy living after a cancer surgery in 2008. Proud mom of a big boy.

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The Lymphie Life

Me last summer at my favorite vacation spot: Ocean City, MD! Me at my favorite vacation spot last summer.

Since it’s halfway through summer, I figured it was a great time for a refresher post on lymphedema summer safety!

Although the sun may feel good, it has the potential to create a lot of problems for us lymphies, like increased swelling and risk of infection. Don’t take that to mean you have to stay inside all summer long, though — there are lots of things you can do to help alleviate the discomfort and risks so that you can enjoy your summer to the fullest while staying safe and healthy!

Staying Cool

  • When indoors, try to stay where it’s well air-conditioned.
  • The hottest parts of the day are between 11 am and 3 pm – try to limit your time outside during these hours!
  • If you get overheated, elevate your affected limb and place a cold, wet towel over it

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