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    Question: Hair and scalp

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    CathyMurphy asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Hair and scalp

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      MLT

      Your hair follicles are inflamed. Head may break out, too. This has happened to me each time my hair has fallen out. It's a warning. My dermatologist had me put Triamcinolone, perscription, on it since I already had the cream for another rash. Had grandkids help shave my head. I couldnt deal with hair everywhere.

      about 1 month ago
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      CASSIEME1

      my scalp was tender but not painful. I did use oils and would stand in a luke warm shower followed by a cool rinse . use baby shampoo.

      about 1 month ago
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      Rustysmom

      Yes, I remember my scalp feeling tender before it started coming out. I couldn't wait to get it shaved. Waking up with hair all over the pillow and in your mouth was not good! ;-)

      about 1 month ago
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    Diahhea

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      CathyMurphy

      Yes very helpful thank you

      about 1 month ago
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      DebbiB

      I was turned onto a probiotic drinks (KeVita Sparkling Probiotic, Organics Fermented Tea, ). Another name for it is Kombucha. My radiologist and oncology infusion nurse both suggested I try the Kombucha as I too suffered diarraha various times. The KeVita and Organics brand have apple cider vinegar in it so it is a little harder to tolerate (I only take a few swallows a day) and it seems to help by putting the probiotics into my system that I normally don't have. I don't want to be taking a lot of pills and all so I have found that these drinks seem to do the job. Be aware and read the ingredients label. See what probiotics are in your "drink of choice". The probiotics help different parts of our body (digestive tracks, heart, etc.) (i.e., KeVita Sparkling Probiotic is fermented with apple cider vinegar and a kefir culture, these sweet-tart, bubbly bottles are smart picks because they're lower in sugar (about four grams per serving) and calories (only 25) compared to some fizzy probiotic drinks. And their sweetness comes from real fruit juice and stevia leaf extract, which so people favor over artificial sweeteners. “I like that it’s a plant extract, and there’s also some preliminary evidence that it may help lower blood pressure”.) I also just read this, as an option: "Pickles (also known as gherkins) are cucumbers that have been pickled in a solution of salt and water. They are left to ferment for some time, using their own naturally present lactic acid bacteria. This process makes them sour. Pickled cucumbers are a great source of healthy probiotic bacteria which may improve digestive health. They are low in calories and a good source of vitamin K, an essential nutrient for blood clotting. Keep in mind that pickles also tend to be high in sodium. It is important to note that pickles made with VINEGAR do not contain live probiotics.

      SUMMARY
      Pickles are cucumbers that have been pickled in salty water and fermented. They are low in calories and high in vitamin K. However, pickles made using vinegar do not have probiotic effects.

      I know I was a little??? (Lot) wordy on this post but it works for me. ***IMPORTANT: No matter what anyone suggests, RUN IT BY YOUR ONCOLOGIST/RADIOLOGIST before you try. What works for 1 or a million, may not work for someone else***. Good luck and I'll be praying for you.

      about 1 month ago
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      BarbarainBham

      DebbiB,
      I just wanted to point out that vinegar is very hard on your teeth, so be sure it's very diluted and not allowed to stay on your teeth (brush).

      You might want to ask your oncologist specifically about supplementing with anything that aids blood clotting. I've had multiple blood clots in my lungs, and when vascular tests/ultrasound were negative on my legs, I was told that cancer patients get blood clots more often than other patients, possibly from their tumors.

      Best wishes.

      about 1 month ago
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