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Are there any creams that help with sore skin from chemo?

4 Apr 2022 20:59

Hi. I am going through chemo now via tablet form. I'm about 10 weeks in. I have started getting very sore, scabbed spots on my skin. Can anyone recommend a cream that helps? I've tried E45, Nivea, sudocrem but not helping. 
thank you

Are there any creams that help with sore skin from chemo?

6 Apr 2022 10:06 in response to Vic75

Hey Vic, welcome to Cancer Chat.

I'm sorry that none of the creams you've tried haven't helped with the pain but I'm glad you've joined us as many of our members have experienced this side effect and hopefully some of them will be along soon to share their tips and advice.

You're also welcome to discuss this with our cancer nurses. They're available on 0808 800 4040, Monday - Friday between 9a.m - 5p.m and will do all they can to help.

In the meantime, do be sure to let your medical team or GP know about this as they may be able to prescribe you something that will be more effective.

I hope you're able to find a solution soon and that the rest of your treatment goes well.

All the best,

Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator