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I'm taking Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy, my lips and skin are now drying out. What can I use to ease this problem?

I'm taking Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy, my lips and skin are now drying out. What can I use to ease this problem?

Lips and skin: Pharmacists are, in my opinion, the best folks to help you select the best 'over the counter" creams for your lips and something else for your skin. If you decide to go that route please let me know how things are going. ...Read more

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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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Finished my last Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy last week, having a side effect of my fingers swelling, swelling hurts, what can I do to stop the pain & swelling?

Finished my last Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy last week, having a side effect of my fingers swelling, swelling hurts, what can I do to stop the pain & swelling?

Hand swelling and pain: This is most likely side effect of Taxol (paclitaxel). Some side effects of taxol (paclitaxel) are neuropathy which is damaging of the nerve fibers joint pains and sometimes swelling of extremities. Most of this side effects get better after stopping the treatment but the neuropathy sometimes persists and requires lifelong medications. Follow up with your oncologist and discuss this problem. ...Read more

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Seroquel (quetiapine) side effects skin rash?

Seroquel (quetiapine) side effects skin rash?

Possible: Although not that common, seroquel/quetiapine can cause a rash and, in very rare cases, a severe rash called stevens-johnson that is an emergency. Regardless, let your provider know if you did develop a rash while taking seroquel/quetiapine. ...Read more

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Are certain people more susceptible to the bad side effects of lamotrigine, incl. Rashes? Already prone to a lot of skin issues, afraid to take it.

Yes!! : Yes it is well known that some people have an atopic constitution (sometimes with past history of atopic phenomena like asthma, eczema, hay fever etc) these people are more likely to react to certain medications. ...Read more

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Is there a supplement for anxiety+boredom i could take daily with few side effects? I want to stay positive+worry free. St john wort's gave skin rash.

Is there a supplement for anxiety+boredom i could take daily with few side effects? I want to stay positive+worry free. St john wort's gave skin rash.

There is no : Supplement for boredom. Physical activity will help with both anxiety ; boredom. There a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation (to mention a few). Passion -. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about breastcancer, chemotherapy and experiences with Taxol (paclitaxel) ?

Paclitaxel: Paclitaxel or Taxol (paclitaxel) is a micro tubule inhibitor. It has great activity in breast cancer. Side effects include low blood counts, hair loss, numbness and tingling which may persist despite stopping the drug. Typically given either weekly or every other week in breast cancer. It is mixed with a chemical called cremophor which can cause an allergic reaction so patients are monitored. ...Read more

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What is the role of Taxol (paclitaxel) in chemotherapy?

What is the role of Taxol (paclitaxel) in chemotherapy?

Kills cancer cells!: Taxol (paclitaxel) works by preventing cancer cells from reproducing themselves. In the picture you can see green "microtubules" that are pulling a cancer cell apart into two daughter cells. Taxol blocks microtubules, preventing them from being able to pull the cancer cell into two daughter cells. The cancer cell gets stuck trying to divide, and it dies. Taxol works for many cancer types. ...Read more

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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