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    Has anyone had a sleep study done?

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    MyLungCancer asked a questionLung Cancer

    Since starting chemo my skin seems to be crusty dry

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      Staynaliv13

      I have oily/dry skin. How,,,, well a very respected Derm Dr. Sent a sample of my skin to be analyzed....... Cause of prob.>>> Atopic dermatitis!! In other words ... itchy skin...... No REALLY? Anyhow that was a few years out from active treatment (Chemo). The Drs best guess was chemo also! He recommended skin creams & benadryl.
      Well,,,, I had some relief from these..... But,, I'm now almost 14 yrs out from NSCLC & 5 rounds of chemo,,,,, & yup,,, still have the itchy skin madness. For me,,, I use a few things for relief. When it gets real bad (usually,,, cold months),, I use oatmeal bath by Aveeno ,,, then shower off using Eucerin (Gold Bottle) skin calming body wash. Then after drying I have an expensive skin lotion called Dermal Therapy..... It is now available @ Amazon... (Like $25 for 8oz bottle) Eucerin 16.9 oz. For around $12. & about $9 row a box of 8 packs of oatmeal bath. All of these are available through Amazon. If you think this is 2 expensive,,,, then try something different!! I know I tried many,,,, even some prescription creams,,,, that didn't get it done. These work for me,,,, hope this is a help to others!!

      4 days ago
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      Charlieb

      You need to be more specific when using the word "chemo". Chemo is simply the use of drugs to treat cancer (kill cancer cells). Different drugs affect the body in different ways, so to answer you question we would need to what you are taking. Steroids, for example, will dry you up and you should be drinking a lot of water.

      2 days ago
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      MyLungCancer

      Thanks for your feedback. I'll take a look at some of those on Amazon Staynaliv13, thanks

      32 minutes ago