• My father in law has terrible burns on his neck from radiation. What can he use to give him some relief from the pain?burns

    Asked by Beaner54 on Thursday, February 14, 2013

    My father in law has terrible burns on his neck from radiation. What can he use to give him some relief from the pain?burns

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    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Have him get Biafine. You can get it on amazon. It is for radiation burns. Best of luck, Carm RN.

      about 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      When I started radiation the nurses at the center gave me hdrophor to apply after my treatments and several times a day to help prevent and sooth burning. When I started blistering they gave me a kit to help dry out and prevent the burnt areas from getting infected. See if the center can give you what you need, if not buy the Biafine on Amazon.

      about 4 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar
      Nomadicme

      When dermatologists do deep chemical peels, they protect the skin with Vaseline. So,that's an idea. I've also read that emu oil can be good to protect radiation skin, not sure if it can help the burn (if you do a search on emu oil and RT I'm sure you'll find the answer).

      about 4 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar
      gwendolyn

      Alterating Aquaphor and Hydrolatum worked for me. He should make sure his rad onc is aware of the burns. They may prescribe or suggest something stronger.

      about 4 years ago
    • SusanJones' Avatar
      SusanJones

      My oncologist recommended using Aloe Vera and to use it often, its been three years and the skin on my breast still dried out.

      about 4 years ago

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