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    Radiation (External radiation ): Had radiation dermatitis on breast and in arm pit, with radiation treatment. The skin was quite dry and irritated . Was difficult to keeping a dressing to area.

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      PaulineJ

      Aquaphor 2-4 times a day,except before the radiation.At Boston Medical they gave us samples on the 1st day.Very few people it may not of helped,but if you use it how/when they tell you I don't know why it wouldn't.I believe it's the best thing.I had so many samples sent to me after the fact that when i see these post I wish I still had them to ship to you or someone.But my stupidity made me throw them out a while after.I don't have room for storage.

      over 1 year ago
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      Bengal

      Calendula cream really had a calming effect on my radiation skin damage. I found it very soothing.

      over 1 year ago
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      TerriL

      I ended up using Vaseline, which worked better than the creams I had been given.

      over 1 year ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Hormone therapy): Was just prescribed Letrozole . Will start taking it once I finish radiation treatment. Was wanting feedback on when the best time of day to take it

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      Dltmoll

      When I was on it I took it at dinner time, more tolerable for me then than the morning. Do the same now with tamoxifen.

      over 1 year ago
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      2943

      Evening

      over 1 year ago
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    Radiation (External radiation ): Currently dealing with skin irritation in the arm pit. Quite painful at times. Have been applying calendula cream , which is helpful

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      TerriL

      What helped my burns the most was Vaseline, better than any of the creams I was told to try

      over 1 year ago
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