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Help, what do I do about radiation burn? I'm only at the 3 week point and I'm just starting to feel it and my breast is pink. Does this happen so early ? I am using a cream that contains aloe & vitamin E ... Don't think it's enough

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 7 years
 
  • Lynn H Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Aquafor cream works really well. You can buy it almost anywhere
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    • Lisa S Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Put it on thick at night and wear an old T-shirt to bed and don't forget to put it on your side (under your armpit). I forgot that part and paid dearly. Good luck!!!!

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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    When everything else gave me me a rash I was given samples of lindiskin soothing balm. It worked and no rash. Www. Lindiskin.com
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  • stacie s Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    My oncologist and several patients highly recommend a product called 'jean's cream'. You can order it online. It was invented by a survivor and is carried in many cancer hospitals around the country, including Dana Farber. A little pricey--$21 for 2oz, $45 for 4oz , but everyone who's used it loved it. Good luck :)
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  • Jacquie B Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Aquafor worked awesome for me. I just finished 7 weeks of radiation. A few blisters under breast but drink lots of water and lots of cream. Also those saline cloth soaks are good at pulling out the heat. Good luck.
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Three weeks is not really early. I started a week and a half in.
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    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    How long is ur treatment for
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Aquaphor worked well for me. I also avoided bras as much as possible.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I finished RT 4 weeks ago. I was pink the whole time and at the got burns. Don't worry it all heals so quickly and other than being slightly tan there are no other marks. I used aquaphor at the end and went braless as much as possible. Air helps a lot. I also did the saline soaks which were comforting and did help improve the burns. When I went out or really needed to wear a bra, I bought ABD pads from a medical supply store and put them in my bra and under my arm like a little nest for my poor breast. They are thin so you can't see them. I was pretty raw and scared they wouldn't heal but with all the suggestion and the support I got here i knew I needed tp be patient and things would be all right. It will go by fast and wow!!! you've finished 3 weeks. Sending you best wishes jayme
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  • stacie s Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Www.jeanscream.com
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  • shari lind Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    My radiation oncology office bandage me up with some cream every time after my radiation. It worked wonders! They put cream on and then wrapped me in a gauze and then a bra of some sort.
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  • Jk Joyce Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I did not burn until the week AFTER I finished 16 RT. My skin had second degree burns and my dr had to put some purple stuff in the open cracks under my arm. Very painful! I used Aquaphor also and I healed pretty quickly. Finished RT in May and still very sore inside with hard places of scar tissue....but hey, I am alive! :)
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  • Cindy Smalley Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I was told to only use 100 per cent aloe gel and nothing else. Then at the end I got a Rx for 2.5 per cent hydrocortisone to use instead.
    about 7 years Comment Flag

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