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Chemotherapy Hand Foot Syndrome
D/w your oncologist: Hand food syndrome can be an adverse event of chemo like 5-fu or xeloda (capecitabine). 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 (pregabalin) and venalafaxine are often tried. Vitamin b 6 , calcium, magnesium are also tried but no evidence that any thing works. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Finished taking Taxol (paclitaxel) 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 (paclitaxel). 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
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?
I am a 49 years old male. I had a surgery to remove thetumor. Biopsy showed adenocarcinoma of lung. I received radiation and currently undergoing chemotherapy. I have a new tumor in my foot with lots of pain. What are the optionsthat i have?
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My bf had chemotherapy when he was 15 he is now 27 is yhe chemotherapy going toe to affect us having kids?
It may: Chemotherapy affects all rapidly dividing cells, like cancer cells. But also ther cells that go on to form male sperm. By now those cells should have matured and be gone, so it's possible that the early stage sperm cells your bf is forming did not get exposed to the chemotherapy. He needs to see a urologist and give a sperm sample to have it carefully examined. ...Read more
Always plan ahead: Cold temperatures are a main cause of raynaud's phenomenon, so cold weather can trigger symptoms. If a person has only mild symptoms, he can keep his hands, feet, face, and ears warm with well-insulated clothing. The newest gadgets (such as heated gloves and heated socks) from winter sports stores may help. Using portable heaters, pre-warming the car, keeping dry, etc..., are helpful ideas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold not = to blue: Raynaud's is characterized by color changes due to spasm of the blood vessels. Blanching is usually the first change, followed by cyanosis (blue), and then red when the spasm relaxes, and then back to normal skin color. Not everyone with raynauds has all three color changes. If your hands are not turning blue, i think it is very unlikely that you have raynauds. ...Read more
My hands and feet are cold. Is this raynounds syndrome? even when I have socks on my feet are cold.
Not necessarily.: Per Mayo clinic, Sx’s include: "Cold fingers or toes, Color changes in your skin in response to cold or stress, Numb, prickly feeling or stinging pain upon warming or stress relief. During an attack of Raynaud's, affected areas of your skin usually first turn white. Then, the affected areas often turn blue and feel cold and numb.” See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/raynauds-dise ...Read more
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