• When do you put on cream for radiation

    Asked by Donnie on Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    When do you put on cream for radiation

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    • ChildOfGod4570's Avatar
      ChildOfGod4570

      My rad onc suggested doing it after treatment. Sometimes I did it right when I got home; sometimes I applied it at bedtime. HUGS and God bless.

      over 5 years ago
    • georgiamerlyn's Avatar
      georgiamerlyn

      Always ask you doctor and follow their instructions. Mine recommended using couple of weeks or few days before treatment. Then used daily after. Be sure to cover larger area than think needed- My skin did great-much better than 2 friends who didn't use until after first treatment. Only problem, small area I hadn't been treating -continued use of cream made tremendous difference.

      over 5 years ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      Aquaphor healing ointment samples were given to us the first week we started radiation.Was told to use it 4 times a day after the treatment (because we went in the morning).If you go in the afternoon wash it off before you go in.I had no problems because of it.

      over 5 years ago
    • lorilaa's Avatar
      lorilaa

      I was given vanicream from the doctor . I bought a small tube and brought it with and applied it right after the treatment when I was changing. Then again at bedtime. Cover more than the breast area because my treatment area extended and I wasn't aware until it turned like a red burn and hurt . So lotion a larger area around radiation area just to be safe.

      over 5 years ago
    • fiddler's Avatar
      fiddler

      Immediately after the zap, as you're putting on your clothing. I used a gel, calendula gel. Worked superbly - get it at a health food store.

      over 5 years ago

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