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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. 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
Can you tell me is it normal after having chemo therapy to have a numbness feeling in your feet and hands?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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