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    Alex asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

    I am on Erbitux (Cetuximab) since last Thrusday with radiotherapy, my face/head are itching, red spots. I use hydrocortisone cream, sunblock

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      Alex:
      I did 20 full brain rads, took a month ,, i had terrible burns to my forehead and face , i tried several different lotions and oils to relive the discomfort , i found using a jell cap form of vitamin A as a lotion ( cut the cap and apply it directly to the burns ) it gave me some relief and helped with comfort , didn't smell that pleasant ,, but it did help .. good luck

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      over 4 years ago
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      i also used the aquaphor for the radiation effect to my neck. it really helped me and had little problems with dry or itchy skin.i also had red blotches on my face but they were not a big problem.they went away about a month or so after treatment ended.except for there is no longer much hair on my neck,you cant tell iv had radiation.

      over 4 years ago
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      I used the products suggested my the oncologists to no avial. My red spots and super dry skin was becoming paper thin. Then I decided to use pure shay butter! My skin healed up within about 4 days and I continued to use shay butter. I am now 6 years cancer free and still use shay butter.

      about 4 years ago
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