Hi ladies, i recently started having skin reactions under my left breast, the side that i had Rads done on , which ended back in August 2013. I had no reactions at all during or since then up until about 2 months ago.
My GP said that it was possible that it is a delayed reaction from Rads and gave me some Hydrocortisone cream which i used with no improvement. i saw a nurse at the surgery who sent me over to the GP-linked Pharmacy and they gave me some other cream to use, Daktacort which helped initially but then it came back.
So while I was seeing my Oncology specialist last week i showed her and she said the skin becomes sensitive where Rads have been done and told me to go back to the Pharmacist which i did and they gave me some Canesten cream which i use twice a day.
When i look in the mirror the skin looks just like pinky red goose pimples spreading along underneath and up but it doesn't itch too much even in this hot weather. So i will persevere with this new cream and if no improvement they told me to see my GP in a couple of weeks. Cheers, Michele x
not exactly the same problem but a few weeks after rads finished the skin round the scar under my arm was swolen and spongy. I had no problems at all with this scar before so went to see my GP.
got antibiotics and steroid cream and it cleared in a few days. It might be worth getting someone to take a look.
I finished rads last November and I have not experienced this but I have read on here that occassionally people suffer delayed reaction/side effects. I would contact your BCN and get it checked out.
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Very best wishes