Some people who have had
develop "radiation recall" dermatitis during their
. During or shortly after certain anticancer drugs are given, the skin over an area that had received radiation turns red. A shade anywhere from light to very bright. The skin may blister and peel. This reaction may last hours or even days.
Report radiation recall reactions to your doctor or nurse. You can soothe the itching and burning by:
Placing a cool, wet compress over the affected area.
Wearing soft, non-irritating fabrics. Women who have radiation for
often find cotton bras the most comfortable.
Reducing the dose of the chemotherapeutic medication or using steroids may improve the problem.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a