Cancer is an ugly monster that most of us will do battle with ourselves, or watch someone dear to us have to. While battling it, it attacks every aspect of our lives, even our skin care. It is important to realize that the cancer treatments that get in and try to kill and shrink the cancer cells inside us often do the same thing to the good cells, too. That often leads to skin rashes and irritations.
A chemo rash can develop at any time during chemo treatment. Redness and itchy, flaky patches may occur. Acne–like pimples may breakout. Skin may crack, split open, and peel. Some rashes lead to blistering. Often particular chemo drugs have their own particular rashes and side effects. Researching your specific chemo cocktail ahead of time will help you know what to be on the lookout for. Having products on hand for when these symptoms arise will help you fight, soothe, and cure your aggravated skin as soon as possible.
Finding a good chemo cream is not as hard as you may think. Do some research, look for companies that have especially created a line for cancer patients. This way, you know the products will be made for those with cancer and their sensitive skin. You want a company that puts vitamins and antioxidants in their lotions, washes, creams, and balms. This way, your skin will be nourished, as well as hydrated and moisturized.
Cancer tires you out, makes you sick, and forces big, life-changing decisions upon you. The treatment often does the same thing. So anything you can do to make your life a little easier, lessen some of the symptoms, and reduce any misery is well worth it. A small thing like applying creams and lotions daily will help make a big difference.
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