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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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Taxol or Paclitaxel is a chemotheaputic drug which is used to treat a variety of cancers including lung, breast, ovarian and head and neck cancers. It works by interfering with cell division. It is produced by a fungus that lives in a ...Read more


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If my baby was exposed to hand, foot, and mouth syndrome, when will she show symptoms?

If my baby was exposed to hand, foot, and mouth syndrome, when will she show symptoms?

3-6 days: Hand, foot, and mouth syndrome is caused by the coxsackie virus. Typically the characteristic lesions appear about 3-6 days after significant exposure. Remember, sometimes the mouth sores may appear before the skin lesions show. However, exposure does not always lead to disease; so you can always hope! ...Read more

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Do all babies who are exposed to hand, foot and mouth syndrome always get sick?

Do all babies who are exposed to hand, foot and mouth syndrome always get sick?

No: As with any exposure to virtually any infection ever, the one exposed does not always get sick, including infants. Many factors come into play, including the degree of exposure and the competence of the immune system of the one exposed. With many infections, symptoms become apparent within 2-4 days of the exposure. If you are concerned about your baby's health, let your pediatrician know. ...Read more

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I have hand-foot-mouth syndrome from chemo. What can I do to help with the pain?

I have hand-foot-mouth syndrome from chemo. What can I do to help with the pain?

Keep well lubricated: Moisturizing creams such as aveeno or udder cream meds such as Neurontin may help of course, usual pain pills may also help. ...Read more

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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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Does Raynaud's syndrome usually occur in the feet or the hands?

Does Raynaud's syndrome usually occur in the feet or the hands?

Usually : occurs in the farthest part of your heart, on the smallest blood vessels in your body, yup, there. ...Read more

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I have raynaud's syndrome. How can I keep my hands and feet warm?

I have raynaud's syndrome. How can I keep my hands and feet warm?

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 more

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How can I make my hands and feet more cosmetically pleasing with raynauds syndrome?

How can I make my hands and feet more cosmetically pleasing with raynauds syndrome?

Avoid cold; meds: Avoid cold and see physician for appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What syndromes or conditions have low birth weight, short stature, or small hands and feet?

What syndromes or conditions have low birth weight, short stature, or small hands and feet?

Syndromes: The first that comes to my mind is turner's syndrome. Affecting females with a single x chromosome. ...Read more

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Hand and feet always cold, do I have raynaud syndrome?

Hand and feet always cold, do I have raynaud syndrome?

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

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