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Scar question

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Anniej
Community Champion

Re: Scar question

Hi, my hospital provides Aveeno on prescription when your skin cracks. So must be good! It is on offer at the moment in Waitrose, and Tesco. I've stocked up on it as I don't want to get to the cracked and sore bit. 😁

Pod-1
Member

Re: Scar question

No problem at all. Calendula cream was my go to cream & worked wonders. Not heard of Aveeno, so I might check it out as a moisturiser.

 

Good luck with the radiotherapy xx

LinRowan
Member

Re: Scar question

Thanks Pod

 

Calendula is usually the first thing I reach for to soothe sunburn ( and I burn really easily!) so I may stock up on some, but for the time being I've switched from Aqueous to Aveeno on the recommendation of the oncologist I saw on Monday. Radiotherapy hasn't started yet but should be soon, and my scars are doing ok at the moment.

I never got along with E45 - makes me itch!

 

Cheers

 

Lin

Pod-1
Member

Re: Scar question

Hi Lin

 

I used an organic calendula cream,which worked wonders when I was having radiotherapy. Not a mark on me after treatment. Doesnt' have to be organic of course, but the purer the better as this will nourish the skin better. I was advised on E45 cream too - but Id heard there are some nasties in it (not sure what tho !) Will have to do some research on that one.

 

Pod xx

LinRowan
Member

Re: Scar question

Thanks Helena,

 

It just dawned on me that I'll have the chance to ask my nurse when she rings with the Oncotype result, so I'll hold off till then.

Last time I tried E45 it made me very itchy. I guess I'm just awkward.... 😕

 

Lin

ladybowler
Community Champion

Re: Scar question

LinRowan

 

I would leave off using bio-oil until you have had an opportunity to speak with your team.  It depends on the ingredients as to how it will affect your skin during radiotherapy.  The usual moisturiser that the rads team recommend is E45. 

 

Helena xx

LinRowan
Member

Scar question

I had my op - WLE and pilot lymph nodes -  a little over 2 weeks ago, the wounds have healed well and seem clean and smooth, much to my relief. So I'm wondering when can I start using something like bio-oil to moisturise them? I forgot to ask the nurse at my appointment cos I was too caught up in trying to make sense of what comes next.

I know from what I've read that when I start radiotherapy - that's a definite - I'll need to moisurise quite intensively, but should I start sooner?

 

Thanks in advance for any ideas

 

Lin