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Edema Management

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Edema Management

Edema Management : Aromatherapy for Supporting Lymphatic Drainage and Skin Protection by Ramona Meers, RN, BSN, Certified Integrative Aromatherapist               Edema, or swelling, is the abnormal accumulation of fluid beneath the skin or within body cavities.  It can be very painful, and damaging to the skin in the affected area.  Causes of edema include pregnancy, dermatitis, severe insect bites, blood clots, varicose veins, traumatic injury, and systemic conditions such as heart failure and kidney failure and liver disease.  Edema is also seen in cases of severe protein-deficient malnutrition, known as kwashiorkor.  Attention should first be given to identifying and...

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