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A 47-year-old member asked:

What work best to treat radiation burns from cancer treatment?

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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Depends on severity: There r grades of skin irritation caused by radiation reactions. Erythema and hyperpigmentation occur first with some itching. Can lead to desquamatiin/peeling, initially dry and can become wet & oozing. Initial changes are soothed with Hydrocortisone or aquaphor. Many products for intermediate redness and soreness. 4peeling/burn silvadene/tylenol.Hyperbaric oxygen tx for non healing wounds.
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology 32 years experience
Several Creams: Lot's of creams are available for treatment of radiation dermatitis. If it's just red and irritated simple aloe or cocoa butter may help. More advanced dermatitis may require silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or other types of cream. Ask your radiation doctor which they think is best.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the best treatment for radiation burns from cancer treatment?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Ointments : Radiation burns to the skin should be treated conservatively with steroid ointments if they can help.. If the damage is severe, resection with skin grafting or pedicle flaps may have to be employed.
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Dr. Marc Neff
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Sometimes, if more severe, your physician can use topical burn creams like aquaphor or silvadene.
Apr 18, 2014

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