Breast Cancer/Radiation Burns and Raw skin treatment

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Breast Cancer/Radiation Burns and Raw skin treatment

by butterly13 on Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:00 AM

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I had radiation tx and ended up with severe burns, rash, and horrific 3 1/2x3 1/2" raw skin between under breast and stomach it lays on(DD).

I have tried Silver S. and all kinds of contraptions not usinf tape it will tear my skin.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Judi M.

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by Maryann_S_3 on Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:00 AM

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I, too, had severe burns and rash and used Aquaphor, sold in drustores by the vaseline products.  It has the consistency of vaseline  and you won't have to worry about bandages, etc.  Good luck.

Maryann 

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by TurtleTAM on Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:00 AM

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Butterfly -

I haven't experienced burns as you are speaking but I understand that it is fairly common in women with larger breast and/or fair skin. Skin on skin contact is the worst. Something like a telfa non-stick pad keeping the skin from touching can prevent it from getting worse. Salves made from aloe vera, emu oil or Aquaphor from Eucerin can help with the healing. I understand that it may be uncomfortable wearing a bra but a bra that lifts the breast up without an underwire can be lined with a soft material. If your rash/wounds get too bad, your doctor may want to delay your treatment till your skin is healed.

For my treatment, my skin was checked weekly and didn't experience any serious burn issues. My skin has a darker pigment and I was very diligent in applying a natural care gel provided by the cancer center in the mornings after my shower and at night before bed plus towards the end of treatment also put on right after my treatment. When my nipple became sore around the 5th week, I used Aquaphor daily which was very soothing. Within two weeks after my treatment, even the tan square was pretty much gone.

I hope you are able to get the rash and sores healed up and stay on track with your treatments.

TAM

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by new_to_cancer on Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 8/15/2009 butterly13 wrote:

I had radiation tx and ended up with severe burns, rash, and horrific 3 1/2x3 1/2" raw skin between under breast and stomach it lays on(DD).

I have tried Silver S. and all kinds of contraptions not usinf tape it will tear my skin.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Judi M.


 

I am just beginning my radiation treatment and have not experienced this extreme reaction.  I wonder if you've tried the real aloe plant gel. 

 Peel back some of the skin from one of the "stalks" and rub the juice directly in, or in this case, sqeeze it on."   Hope it works for you. 

IN the mean time, I will pray for complete healing.

LC

 

RE: Breast Cancer/Radiation Burns and Raw skin treatment

by MEEMERZ on Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hello - my husband had a severe reaction to radiation.  The side of his neck was so blistered that he was miserable.  The RO said it was one the worse burns he had seen.  We went to the LindiSkin website and ordered the LindiSkin cooler pad. This was very soothing and healing.  All of these products are great and are formulated for cancer patients. They really helped my husband.  Good luck and may God bless you in your fight with this BEAST. 

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by butterly13 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 8/16/2009 Maryann S. wrote:

I, too, had severe burns and rash and used Aquaphor, sold in drustores by the vaseline products.  It has the consistency of vaseline  and you won't have to worry about bandages, etc.  Good luck.

Maryann 


Hi, Thank you for responding. Did you have RAW SPOTS? What did you mean by "you don't have to worry about bandages?

Mine is under breast,at crease line(fold) and stomach my breast rests on.

I would add a picture but this site does not let you.

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by Maryann_S_3 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:00 AM

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I had raw spots under my breast. I applied a large dose of Aquaphor, as I told you in the previous message. I also used Aloe gel, right from the plant. I healed under my breast just fine, however, my breast shrunk from the radiation and removal of 21 lymph nodes. Not to say this will happen to you, but just keep applying the Aquahor liberally. It feels like vaseline, so no harm here. It will sooth the raw spots and cover the lesions without the use of a bandage. Good luck. Maryann

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by nansisi on Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 8/15/2009 butterly13 wrote:

I had radiation tx and ended up with severe burns, rash, and horrific 3 1/2x3 1/2" raw skin between under breast and stomach it lays on(DD).

I have tried Silver S. and all kinds of contraptions not usinf tape it will tear my skin.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Judi M.


Hi Judi,

You have already received many answers on creams to use so I will skip that part. I too had severe burns and discomfort so what I did was buy a few yards of soft "T-Shirt" material. I cut it into long wide strips and than after liberally creaming up, I would loosely wrap a strip a few times around my body, being sure to get it under my breast to keep skin from touching skin. There are probably much better solutions but this helped me. I had black burnt skin on my nipple area and blisters under my breast which I thought it would never heal but it did. Now, a few months later, it just seems like a bad dream. I wish you luck in your fight against this intrusive disease and just remember you are not alone.

Nancy G

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by Cancercured on Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:00 AM

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Ask the RO. I too was severely burned- rash- but not raw. Keep using the silvadeen  2X per day and don't waer a bra around the house. It will go away.

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by Avery1 on Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:41 AM

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I just finished accelerated b/c radiation. Searched far and wide. Using the creams but as for some type of protective booby and nipple thing? NOTHING on the market to help with my needs, so I made my own. 

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