I will get right to the point....I tried it all......and this is the ONLY thing that worked for me.......... 1.Ice cold water soaked wash cloths laying on all burnt areas, helps draw out the heat, rads burn for a long period of time after treatments stop, so continue until there is no discomfort at all. 2. Ice packs day and night bring much needed relief. Even ice in a double zip loc bag will help. 3. Cortizone creme applied as directed on tube, ice packs over that too. Alternate cort creme and antibiotic creme. Over the counter is fine just follow directions on tube. 4.Kitchen corn starch used like bath powder once the burns are 'closed'. And ice packs over this as well. 5. Do not bathe in soapy hot water.Bathe in tempid water.Do not 'scrub' that area, just rinse over it with a slightly soapy cloth and rinse extremely well with clear tempid/cool water. Use a VERY gentle bath soap as in 'Ivory' or 'Aveeno'. Only use a little on that radiated area. 6.Go braless and in cool cotton T-shirts every chance you get.Mine was so bad I went braless for a very long time. 7.Do not over heat. 8.Get meds to help you relax and sleep if necessary. I took/take Xanax. Taken as directed, it will not hurt you. This will take a period of time to clear up but it WILL get back to normal as far as your skin goes.It WILL improve. Give it time. Key word is keep it 'COOL'. No sun on it, no warm water.Any type of warmth will increase pain and itch.View Thread
Hello Anxious, I had a lumpectomy and 2 more surgeries to remove more tissue and 8 nodes, 2 of which had cancer. I had a 2cm tumor and stage 2 grade 2 IDC. I had 30 rad treatments and take Arimidex. And................I am also on Xanax. I kid you not that I do believe if not had been for my Xanax regiment I would have been a basket case. I had many of the symptoms you listed as well plus many more.Maybe it is time to talk to your physician(s) about a depression/anxiety treatment. The stress of dealing with the cancer in the first place, then the tests, the surgeries,the reports,the healing,the treatments and the meds is enough to make anyone need a helpful knudge.It can be made to be a bit easier. You deserve to live your life as happy and stress free as possible. Make the call and get some relief for yourself. Many many of us here have had to do this and it is OK. Please let us know how you do. God Bless! Pat~sadblossomView Thread
Rachael, Thank you for that great information !!!!! I will make a special point to request that service/pad when I have my mammo in July !!!!! It will be at the breast center so surely they will offer the pad.
Thanks again !!!! Great advice !!! Pat~sadblossomView Thread