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My dad is suddenly having rashes all over his body and he took alpha chemo trypsin for 4 days what could it be?

My dad is suddenly having rashes all over his body and he took alpha chemo trypsin for 4 days what could it be?

Stop the drug : First of- is stop the Alpha chemo trypsin or whatever new medication that he takes. Second, call his primary care doctor and go to see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Drug induced rash is very common and sometimes, not only annoying and that could be lethal in a few condition- like in steven johnson syndome etc. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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My wife just finished her first chemo session two weeks ago. How can she treat a rash on her body?

My wife just finished her first chemo session two weeks ago. How can she treat a rash on her body?

Rash after chemo: Her body rash may be reaction to chemo, which can be mild to severe (stevens-johnson syndrome, etc), or fungal infection. So it needs to be evaluated by her doctor before appropriate treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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How can you treat a rash caused by chemotherapy?

How can you treat a rash caused by chemotherapy?

D/w oncologist: Some cancer therapy can cause acneiform rash on skin-especially on the hands and feet area and sometimes on the face . You definitely need to tell your oncologist about this so your doc can help you. Moisturizer is important- you can use udderlysmooth cream or whatever brand you like- , avoid hot water/detergen that make your skin dry. In right setting, antibiotic cream or oral be used too. D/w md. ...Read more

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Finished chemo 4 mo ago and now have itchy pins and needle tching all ovrr no rash ,when i get over heated?

 Finished chemo 4 mo ago and now have itchy pins and needle tching all ovrr no rash ,when i get over heated?

Ask your oncologist: This question does not belong on the internet. You neglect to indicate the name(s) of meds or the reason for "chemo". ...Read more

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Why is my face always bright red? no rash, pimples, heat, blotches or sunburn (but looks like it). every day, all day. stopped during chemo-now back.

Why is my face always bright red? no rash, pimples, heat, blotches or sunburn (but looks like it). every day, all day.  stopped during chemo-now back.

Red face: Did you have this rash before your chemotherapy ? Did it appear after chemo ? Does it itch? See your dermatologist for evaluation .. Could it be rosa era? ...Read more

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mom is 78 and had larynx cancer a year ago. Went thru chemo and radiation. Smoking and drinking again. unidentified "rash" and melanoma? See pics

mom is 78 and had larynx cancer a year ago. Went thru chemo and radiation. Smoking and drinking again. unidentified "rash" and melanoma? See pics

Not enough history: The fact that mother is doing smoking is not good but not uncommon. The area of the rash is not clear as the pictures are not available. The rash if around the neck or in the radiation area may well be related to the radiation burns. There is not enough information to say about melanoma is unusual in this setting. See the oncologist. ...Read more

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Can you die from chemo?

Yes you can: Different chemos have the potential to cause death in many ways: low white cells leading to serious infections, low platelets causing bleeding, heart problems or kidney failure. It is not common to die of chemo side effects but as always, the benefit has to outweigh the risks everytime we use these drugs. ...Read more

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Could i go from chemo to life suport?

Could i go from chemo to life suport?

It depends: it depends on what kind of Cancer you have and what all has been done for you already. If the chemotherapy has been fully utilized, then it is good to switch over to Palliative care. Life support means different things to different folks. You should seek a palliative care specialist. ...Read more

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How safe is synsepalum dulcificum while on chemo?

How safe is synsepalum dulcificum while on chemo?

Not likely a problem: It has been used by some to decrease the metallic taste from some chemo agents on a very limited basis. There is minimal data thus far. Unlikely to interfere with chemo. ...Read more

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What happens to the chemo residue in cremated or buried humans?

What happens to the chemo residue in cremated or buried humans?

Very small amounts: Chemotherapy is very rapidly metabolized in the body after being given. Some have half lifes measured in minutes and other in hours to days. That means most chemotherapy is completely metabolized to inactive products with in hrs to days after administration. Any residual amounts are so small that they would be destroyed by the heat in cremation and would slowly become inert under burial conditions. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more