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