Gentle exercise, such as walking, will help to improve blood flow – and drinking plenty of water is recommended.
When lying down, it may help to raise the swollen area when you can; for instance, the arm and hands can be supported by pillows.
To help avoid infections, the NHS suggest moisturising the swollen body part.
It’s also useful not to wear tight-fitting clothing, and to keep on moving so that you’re not in the same position for too long.
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