salve for neck during radiation

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salve for neck during radiation

by Mikee21 on Mon Jul 09, 2018 02:30 AM

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have reddening skin, feels like a light sunburn with some itching,,anybody find something that works?

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by atcbugsy on Mon Jul 09, 2018 09:49 AM

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Aquaphor.  It's available over-the-counter.  Check with your team, but if I remember correctly, if applied before treatment, it has to be applied at least an hour before.  It can then be applied anytime after and/or throughout the day/night.

Best of luck.

Bugsy

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by augustus on Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:17 PM

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Aquaphor is good. I also was prescribed Prutect, but ended up using the aquaphor the most. If your team is not giving you a lot of this information, get them involved. We went in each meeting with a notebook of questions and took notes from them to refer to later. They also provided useful handouts. 

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by JustJulz on Mon Jul 09, 2018 04:03 PM

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They told us Aquaphor & Eucerin.  By week 4 (38 proton treatments total, 5/30/18 was last treatment) my husband was in a lot of pain from the radiation to the right side of his face.  I went online did some researched & orderd Miaderm & Camwell, both off Amazon. All natural & developed by Radiologist Oncologist.  Instant relief when we applied.  We never went back to the Aquaphor, husband said it just made it feel hot.  His face was red but never peeled or bubbled & never bothered him again after we started using the new creams.  The Camwell was great but he was very sensitive to taste & smell & so he used the Miaderm.  You can get Miaderm with 4% Lidocaine, but he never used that tube as the other took away the pain.  Says to use it 3 times a day, he wasn't very consistent, maybe 1 or 2 if lucky.   Hope this helps!!! 

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by athens122247 on Thu Jul 12, 2018 02:56 PM

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Recommended by a Radiologist in France, who uses BIAFIN for radiation therapy, she told me to use it for extreme sunburn.

BIAFIN (Italy) or BIAFINE (France) is available OTC, only in Italy and France, for a very reasonable 12 Euros, without a prescription.   It comes in a box, in a tube about the size of a 6oz tube of toothpaste, and it is truly MIRACULOUS !

Not only does Biafin immediately reduce the burning sensation with an anesthetic, it is also a therapeutic emulsion which helps heal the burned skin.

It is available in the USA, but only with a prescription. 

Research Biafin on the Internet and ask your physician to prescribe it for your radiation burns.  Too few US physicians are currently aware of Biafin.

IT WORKS !

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by Sdurnell on Wed Jul 18, 2018 07:47 AM

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My radiation oncologist gave me emu oil, which was helpful at first, but later I needed something more.  My neck resembled spoiled hamburger--purple and so sore!  So I got a prescription for a steroid cream that worked pretty well.  By a couple of weeks after radiation ended it was feeling pretty normal, and a couple of weeks after that it looked OK too.

Susan

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by Mikee21 on Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:12 PM

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On Jul 18, 2018 7:47 AM Sdurnell wrote:

My radiation oncologist gave me emu oil, which was helpful at first, but later I needed something more.  My neck resembled spoiled hamburger--purple and so sore!  So I got a prescription for a steroid cream that worked pretty well.  By a couple of weeks after radiation ended it was feeling pretty normal, and a couple of weeks after that it looked OK too.

Susan

do you recall the name of the cream?

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by Sdurnell on Fri Jul 20, 2018 07:43 AM

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Mikee,

Yes, I still have it (not sure why).  It's triamcinolone 1%.

Susan

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by Mikee21 on Sat Jul 21, 2018 02:47 PM

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thanx

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by slousanders on Mon Aug 20, 2018 03:54 PM

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My husband just finished treatment at the Mayo Clinic.  They gave him a tub of Vana Cream to use several times a day.  It is good stuff and you can get at most drugstores.  I also applied a green clay poultice to his neck after each treatment--shower first, apply poultice and then shower again.  This is supposed to draw the heat and the toxins caused by the radiation.  I researched it after having it recommended by a naturalpath doctor and found nothing harmful in trying it.  He is done with treatment, his skin looks pretty good. 

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