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Hand foot mouth syndrome in adult chemotherapy? Any suggestions gor reducing discomfort and pain?

Hand foot mouth syndrome in adult chemotherapy? Any suggestions gor reducing discomfort and pain?

D/w your oncologist: Hand food syndrome can be an adverse event of chemo like 5-fu or xeloda. Apply lotion as frequent as possible to your hands. Udderly smooth cream, aveno's or whatever lotion you like. Avoid hot water when you wash hands. For mouth pain- use magic mouth wash , or try orajel. Some pain medication may be needed if topical is not enough. Most importantly, you should discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Are there any long term effects from taking Xeloda for hand foot syndrome?

Are there any long term effects from taking Xeloda for hand foot syndrome?

Usually not: Redness, numbness, desquamation, tenderness and pain, discoloration, nail changes are all seen with palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia (hand-foot syndrome). Most of these changes will resolve with time after stopping the Capecitabine (xeloda). There can be some chronic changes that are not usually severe- especially the discoloration and maybe occass some numbness. ...Read more

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Swelling of hands and feet after chemotherapy?

Swelling of hands and feet after chemotherapy?

Well-known: Chemotherapy-induced acral erythema. Your oncologist is familiar with this and the fact that it's occurred may affect choice of chemotherapeutic agents in the future for you. Ask whether a trial of vitamin b6 would be permissible. ...Read more

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Hands and feet ache after having chemotheraphy?

Hands and feet ache after having chemotheraphy?

Fairly common: These symptoms are common after many types of chemotherapy. It may be due to small blood vessel damage. Speak with your oncologist about these symptoms and she can advise you regarding appropriate therapy in your situation. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it normal after having chemo therapy to have a numbness feeling in your feet and hands?

Can you tell me is it normal after having chemo therapy to have a numbness feeling in your feet and hands?

Yes: Unfortunately it is a side effect. See if one of your docs can prescribe you metanx. It is a vitamin that I have found helpful in my patients. It has actually reversed those symptoms. Good luck. I hope the chemo was successful for you. ...Read more

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Is it worrying after having chemo therapy to have a numbness feeling in your feet and hands?

Probably not: Several chemo medications can be associated with neuropathy. The severity can vary quite a bit. It is important to share this with the treatment team in case the dose or interval needs to be adjsuted ...Read more

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How can you cure needle like sensation and ball like feeling in the legs and hands caused by chemotherapy?

How can you cure needle like sensation and ball like feeling in the legs and hands caused by chemotherapy?

Difficult to treat: There is really no known therapy that works. Chemotherapy induced neuropathy (cin) is common and nothing really works except from treatment vacation and allowing it to heal over time. Several things are tried but there is no evidence that anything works well. Gabapentin, Lyrica and venalafaxine are often tried. Vitamin b 6 , calcium, magnesium are also tried but no evidence that any thing works. ...Read more

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Finished taking Taxol chemotherapy, hands and fingers swollen. What can I do for swelling to go away?

Finished taking Taxol chemotherapy, hands and fingers swollen. What can I do for swelling to go away?

It will go away: All the changes in your skin and hair will go away in a short time after your last dose of Taxol. Most patients are fully recovered in 3 to 6 months. So do not worry about the swelling...there is no treatment for it but your body are repair and normalize it slowly but surely. ...Read more

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Hi, my grandma finished her chemotherapy on april 15th 2013 and right now on the 30 of may she says her feet are fatter and plumped up... ? Help?

MD time: Some chemos can cause fluid retention (which sounds like what you are describing) but many other things can be going on and only a good evaluation can sort it out. Her oncologist should be made aware of this. Best to you. ...Read more