• How long does it take for radiation burn skin to heal?

    Asked by Lilly on Friday, April 25, 2014

    How long does it take for radiation burn skin to heal?

    I have finished radiation treatment a week ago. Skin started to peel on last day of treatment. A week later now, skin is in its worst state. More peeling is happening. Dr. Has prescribed Silvadene. Wondering when can I expect the skin to turnaround and heal?

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I didn't get to the point of burns that were peeling bad, just a little. After I finished mine started healing right away, I think within 2 weeks you couldn't tell I had a burn before, my neck was a different color, some from the surgery, but the burn was gone. My neck was almost black.

      about 5 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      The fatigue and "burning" slowly subsided after a couple week....

      about 5 years ago
    • MMMM2's Avatar

      I had breast cancer seven years ago, and my skin is still discolored. What can I do??

      over 2 years ago

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