• I have had 3 of my 31 radiation treatments for breast cancer. I used Dr. Hess udder ointment which relieved the soreness after treatment.

    Asked by Netsy on Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    I have had 3 of my 31 radiation treatments for breast cancer. I used Dr. Hess udder ointment which relieved the soreness after treatment.

    So many products out there! Miaderm, Aquaphor, emu oil,Calendula ...what worked best for you?

    12 Answers from the Community

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    • Debbie's Avatar
      Debbie

      I tried Jeans cream but I was allergic to something in it. So Aquaphor was the cream for me. Check with your radiology techs. They usually have samples of many types of creams. Hope your treatments go quickly and are burn free.

      over 4 years ago
    • Netsy's Avatar
      Netsy

      Thanks Debbie so much. Will ask tomorrow for some samples.

      over 4 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar
      JennyMiller

      At first, they gave me a radiation cream which did not really work. When I started to burn -- they prescribed Silverdene which worked quite well. I would apply a thin coat and then let a fan blow on the area -- it provided comfort and healing. Good Luck!

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      the nurses at the radiation center gave me hydrophor , which I applied after each treatment and at night. I applied emu oil after each shower. while still in the tub, it did wonders for the rest of my body

      over 4 years ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      Aquaphor (Healing and Restore ) did wonders for me .Never any problems whatsover.Used it after radiation treatments and before bedtime.

      over 4 years ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      Aquaphor (Healing and Restore ) did wonders for me .Never any problems whatsover.Used it after radiation treatments and before bedtime.

      over 4 years ago
    • SandiD's Avatar
      SandiD

      I used organic Aloe Vera after treatments. I also used Aquaphor as i started to burn, the last 2 weeks. I needed a cortisone cream for severe itching also. In the end, the only thing that helped was some Aloe Vera compresses that I kept in the fridge. The nurses gave them to me, but you could make your own by soaking clean gauze or cloths in Aloe Vera in storing it in your fridge. The good thing is the burn does heal pretty quickly after radiation stops. Good luck!

      over 4 years ago
    • grandmajean5's Avatar
      grandmajean5

      I just had my 5th of 33 radiation treatments with no discomfort so far. The nurse told me to apply Aloe Vera 2-3 times a day to help prevent discomfort. She will also give me samples of different creams when I start to burn. I would imagine you can certainly talk to them and they'll give you some. Good luck!

      over 4 years ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      I used aloe vera gel. I used the purest stuff I could find (which was at the local co-op). I used it in the morning after my shower, during the day after the radiation treatment, and then once more before I went to bed. It worked very well for me. Good luck to you!

      over 4 years ago
    • Netsy's Avatar
      Netsy

      Thanks so much

      over 4 years ago
    • debco148's Avatar
      debco148

      My rad onc and plastic surgeon recommended Aquaphor only for this. It seems early in the cycle for you to feel sore already. Mine did not get sore at all until around the 25th treatment of 28. Then it became blistered very quickly. I was then given other treatment from my Radiation Onc to prevent infection. This all heals quickly even though it doesn't seem it will when it first happens, but seriously in one week it was so much better. Try to use only what they say you can.. there are so many "cures" that are being sold out there and they can be harmful if not for your specific condition. Please ask first before you treat yourself.

      over 4 years ago
    • KimG's Avatar
      KimG

      Wow, after 3 treatment you already need to use an ointment? Make sure you tell your dr. and radiation team. They may want to skip some treatments or change the schedule. Aquaphor was also the one for me, but not till towards the end. kimg-09

      over 4 years ago

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