After a mastectomy:
A heavy breast prosthesis used after a mastectomy may put too much pressure on the lymph nodes above the collar bone. This pressure risks interrupting the lymphatic pathways and prevents the fluid from flowing through the lymphatic system. If your prosthesis is large, request that it be lightweight. If you have any questions about prostheses, you should consult your physician. To view our breast and post-mastectomy products, please click here.
After an insect bite or other minor injury:
If you receive an insect bite or sustain a minor injury on the affected extremity, clean the skin throughout and seek medical attention immediately. Treatment with antibiotics is vitally important to prevent a serious infection and often hospitalization.