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How would one deal with radiation burns from cancer treatments?

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Dr. Jacqueline Matar
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Topical creams help

Avoid sun exposure to the area.
If your physician advises, add thin layers of aloe, hydrocortisone, or silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) creams. If the area is moist (like in the groin area) keep it dry by wearing loose or no clothing over the area. Don't scratch! never go to a tanning bed!

In brief: Topical creams help

Avoid sun exposure to the area.
If your physician advises, add thin layers of aloe, hydrocortisone, or silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) creams. If the area is moist (like in the groin area) keep it dry by wearing loose or no clothing over the area. Don't scratch! never go to a tanning bed!
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