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How should I take care of blisters after radiation therapy

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Hydrating ointments: Hydrating ointments natural like aloe or aquaphor is to name a couple.
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine): Check with your radiation doctor first. I usually give prescription for silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) since its inexpensive. However there are other ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
See your MD: Not a question for the internet. See your doctor. Likely requires professional management after seeing the extent and severity.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Radiation takes advantage of free radicals formed in the field of radiation to cause dna damage targeted at cancer cells. Antioxidants are free radic ... Read More
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Best not to take : Radiation works by creating free radicals. Antioxidants get rid of free radicals which has a protective effect that we want normally. But during radi ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not applicable: Generally radiation dose not cause hair loss, only during brain radiation. This is usually an issue with chemotherapy after chemotherapy it usually ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
If permanent loss: Due to higher dose (> 50 gy), and after lower doses, for instance, prophylactic brain treatment in small cell (25 gy), i cousel my patients that peach ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nihal Abdulla
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Varies: It varies depending on the location of the radiation and other therapies; usually have noticed hair recovery in about 2-3 months after completion of t ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: Radiation or chemotherapy drugs are toxic to cells that are rapidly dividing. This means they specifically target cancer cells, but they also kill hea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: Radiation therapy (rt) is used to treat specific spots of cancer, while chemotherapy is used to treat the whole body. Rt is similar to getting an x-ra ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience General Practice
Around 35: This depends on the radiation oncologist but the standard external beam radiation to the prostate takes around 7 weeks with 5 treatments per week. The ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Few weeks to month: It can take few weeks to c results but can take l.
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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: 1000 units is not excessive as most multivitamins contain 5000 units. Antioxidants may help you tolerate radiation side effects. A nutritional purple ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
See your medical doc: Palpitations can be caused by various causes like heart disease or over active thyroid. Anxiety can also bring them on. So you should see a doctor and ... Read More

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