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What kind of lotion should I use during radiation treatment? I bought lubriderm but is says cetyl alcohol is one of the ingredients.

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Stage 1 Patient over 5 years
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  • Anne Thompson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I had received an aloe plant from my sister. Definitely the best! Just snip a piece off and rub it I daily as often as needed. All natural. It worked great!
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Look at lindiskin soothing balm everything else gave me a rash.
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  • Jacquie B Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Aquaphor all the way. 33 rads and just a few little blisters. Healed awesome!
    over 5 years Comment Flag
  • Nancy Ries Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Kim, Lubriderm was the lotion recommended by my radiation oncology nurse. I will admit that I never read the ingredients but I didn't have any problems. I also used 100% pure aloe.
    over 5 years Comment Flag
  • Angela Bower Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Miraderm. It was created for radiation burns. It is expensive though.
    over 5 years Comment Flag
  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 1998
    I used Jeans cream I found it on the Internet it's made just for radation treatments. I also used lots if aquaphor at night and wore a t shirt over it (its kinda messy) about 1/2 way through my 33 treatments my RO gave me aquaphor with lidocaine and told me to use hydrocortisone cream for itching by the end he gave me a script for silverdine cream. I also used natural aloe immediately after my treatment before I got dressed . The jeans cream during the day and one of the aquaphor creams at night. Good luck it goes by pretty fast.
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    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    Hello Kim, I am at 34th radiation out of 35 - and will be done on Monday. My doc told me only 100% Aloe, CSV pharmacy and Walmart have it. $2.97 I used 3 tubes/week. (No coloring or alcohol in the aloe)! NO ALCOHOL it will dehydrate your skin. Also used starting week 3: MIADERM, pricey, but I did not blister or had any wounds, Miaderm kept the skin moist and cool. Bought Miaderm online at miaderm.com. On my last 2 weeks, as I was starting to itch a bit, I got "silver cream" from doc, pricey at 56.00 but really soothes, but skin will turn very very very dark from it, chemical change from radiation and silver, does not hurt. So: Aloe, Miaderm (with permission) and silver cream last 2 weeks. DO NOT WEAR A BRA -- the bra keeps the heat in, and you will want to "air" your boob*s* as much as you can - so if you can forego - do so... Get yourself soft BIG cotton T-shirts, smear liberally and just keep heat off the radiated are - no hot showers, bra etc... Lots of water. I did not get tired at all, actually I hardly sleep. But so far so good. Gentle hugs :) Radiation Girl
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  • Jennifer Jones Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    Aquaphor put on thick! 26 out of 33 and not one blister. Be sure and wash it off before your treatment.
    over 5 years Comment Flag
  • elma p. Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    I've been using Aquaphor ointment since the beginning. I've finished 12 of 30 treatments and no pink skin yet!
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  • Cheryl Wornham Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I uses 100% aloe (clear) used it whenever I had time to put it on it was great had 30 treatment of radiation I did burn towards the end the uses bag balm for the bad burns I was using neosporen
    over 5 years Comment Flag
  • Amanda Best Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    I am at 5 of 35 & I am using alovera gel that I got at trader joes. Already turning pink & very tired.
    over 5 years Comment Flag

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