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  • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

    I have a male friend that will soon be starting the use of Efudex. I told him about this site and how helpful it can be. His question is, what does he do about shaving? Do we have any men here and what did you do about shaving? Thank you in advance.

    October 09 at 6:33 PM view post
    • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

      In the beginning it might be Ok to use paper towels, but as you progress I think the paper towel might tend to stick. I was told to use Efudex twice a day, once in the morning, and once at night. When ever I used Efudex I washed the towel I never used it twice for fear of germs and not wanting anyone else to accidently use it.  Good luck to you.

      September 29 at 9:54 PM view post
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        Drug Combo Does Double Duty Against Common Skin Lesions, Cancers 0 Comments Share THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tens of millions of Americans develop sun-linked skin lesions called actinic keratoses, which are tied to later cancer risk. Many will get a combo of treatments to help clear the blemishes. Now, research shows that the same two-ointment combo -- one used to ward off skin ca...

        April 04 at 3:58 PM view post
        • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

          I'm not planning on seeing my dermatologist soon, but one never knows. I will certainly be asking about the combination you're using though. Seems you're reacting quickly to the treatment being only two days in, but what I've learned it's fast acting. I'm sure others here will be anxious to know how you progress with treatment and what the end result will be. If you've never done any of the three common treatments yo...

          March 03 at 2:56 AM view post
          • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

            Welcome to our group. I've never used this combination of the two and I don't believe I've read of anyone using it here. Some fast searches I found some information which I will be discussing with my dermatologist.  https://www.mdedge.com/dermatology/article/109517/actinic-keratosis/adding-calcipotriene-5-fu-dramatically-reduced-aks Good luck to you

            March 02 at 5:39 PM view post
            • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

              Congratulations to you. 

              March 01 at 3:25 AM view post
              • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

                Hi Sven, After reading your questions I did some fast searching as well as calling my local pharmasist. I'd never read anything here on this site about someone using Picato. I know nothing of how your medical systems works in Germany, but am familar with some of our insurances here in the U. S. A common cream prescribed is Efudex for the treatment of actinic keratosis is about $699.99 for 40g. The generic Fluouoroura...

                February 21 at 8:02 PM view post
                • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

                  A note on sugar. My brother in law's doctor said to cut all added sugar and hidden sugar products. Cancer feeds on sugar. If you read the labels on foods you'll see almost anything that's processed has salt and/or sugar as preservatives. How to elimate sugar? Read labels.  Reading labels will totally transform the way you look at food and buy it. At the deli counter ask about added sugars, if they don't know, do...

                  February 14 at 5:15 PM view post
                  • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

                    My condolences on the diagnosis of cancer for your wife. I get the cancercompass newsletter because I use the message board for skin cancer. I began chemotherapy again today, but it's nothing like what your wife and others will go through. Over to the side of the news letter I read about colon cancer questions. As I read questions I wonder do I say what I know from my brother in laws journey or do I keep quiet. Knowl...

                    February 14 at 4:50 PM view post
                    • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

                      It's bewildering that you've been to not just the two ENT's, but also 3 dermatologists and not one of them has done a biopsy to get to the bottom of what it is. When a doctor "thinks" to the best of their experience, I believe they try the easiest which is the cream. They can freeze what they see, but then you risk a scar on your face, but at the same time if it's not biopsied the evidence is destroyed and they don't...

                      February 09 at 9:45 PM view post
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