Lymphoedema is most commonly seen in one or both arms or legs, but may present in the face, body and genitals. It is a persistent swelling that may range from a mild increase in size of the limb/area to a grossly swollen limb with changes to the quality of the skin. Severe cases of lymphoedema can be debilitating. Lymphoedema is sometimes, but not always painful.
As we approach winter the colder weather causes viruses to breed and flu season to start. Human Metapneumovirus is one of the more common causes of sinusitis and bronchitis at this time of the year. Here are a few questions and answers about this.