• What helps soothe the rash you get from Taxol? I have a rash behind both of my ears, sides of my forehead, & in my scalp.

    Asked by arizonagirl on Sunday, September 16, 2012

    What helps soothe the rash you get from Taxol? I have a rash behind both of my ears, sides of my forehead, & in my scalp.

    I have tried Benadryl ointment, & a low dose of steriod creme recommended by my ocologist. No real relief! I have 6 more taxol treatments left to complete. It has shrunk the tumor considerably already, so I know its working!

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    • theresarae's Avatar
      theresarae

      My oncologist game me pepcid ac, benadryl and lorazepan. Yes I know that sounds like a sleepy cocktail, but it worked. I broke our in a huge rash and panicked that I couldn't breathe. I don't know which one did the trick, but ever since I always took all three. Hope this helps. I have to admit one thing, I really enjoyed those naps at treatment. :)

      about 5 years ago
    • teddyfuzz's Avatar
      teddyfuzz

      My doctor gave me a prescription steroid creme which helped a little bit. The good thing is that you may not experience the rash every time. For me, I only noticed a rash with the first two infusions. I'm hoping the same for you. *hugs* Jamie

      about 5 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      Can the rash be caused by a fungal infection - see a dermatologist - if it is Nystatin works great. Also have your tried arnica, shea butter or JoJoba oil. I've been using them to help with rashes, dry skin and other skin related side effects of chemo and they have helped relieve the symptoms.

      about 5 years ago
    • sheliblue118's Avatar
      sheliblue118

      Tamanu oil is great for rashes too - also for eczema and psoriasis and acne!

      over 2 years ago

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