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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Follow instructions!: It is safe and effective when used as prescribed. It will irritate your skin, that's part of how it works, so expect it to be red and dry. Remember mo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Unknown: The long term safety of using topical 5-fluorouracil on keloid scar tissue is not known. Many doctors do use it to treat and prevent keloid scars. I ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nemiroff
50 years experience Gynecology
Chemotherapy: Used in the protocol to treat certain malignancies such as choriocarcinoma or certain types of ovarian tumors.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Depends: It maybe very irritating-would you call it safe? For keloid, 5-fu is not a popular choice among dermatologists and its efficacy is questionable althou ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Potter
21 years experience Integrative Medicine
Inflammed: The purpose of 5Fu (fluorouracil) applied to a wart is to cause your immune system to react or inflame and destroy. The wart will become red, irritat ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Well: 5fu (fluorouracil) and Cisplatin are older chemotherapy agents but have significant roles in the treatment of a wide variety of tumor types even to th ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy/side effect: Side effects are known adverse reactions that occur due to the metabolism of the medication or the mechanism of action of the drug that just happens t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
YES: Yes, sounds right. Xeloda (capecitabine) is a 5-FU oral prodrug given with Oxaliplatin IV usually for colorectal cancer. This regimen is known as XELO ... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Actinic: If your actinic keratosis has returned, you should discuss this with your dermatologist-- some of the lesions may now be cancerous and should be check ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes Avoid it for now: Since you are taking chemotherapy, we would discourage you from taking any Vitamins or antioxidants as they can interfere with the benefit of chemothe ... Read More

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