Thank you Jay68 for your advice.
was thinking about buying some white cotton gloves to wear when out n about ??
ever heard if this works ??
Nellie - continue to keep your nails varnished and use moisturing hand creams regularly - the damage can sometimes occur months after finishing chemo..... Also, keep nails short.
I'm two years on from chemo and my nails have only recently got back to where they were before - and just recently they've really benefitted from me eating a handful of almonds every other day.
A brilliant cream to use which was recommended to me by the chemo nurses, is udderly smooth (with urea) - it's great for all areas of the body - especially feet and hands when on chemo. It's difficult to get hold of in shops but you can buy it on-line. The one with urea is the best.
Sorry for the delay in replying - yes I did moisturise my hands and nails - I just used Vaseline Hands and Nails Hand Cream. xx
thanks for your post. Think im gonna give this a try now. Guess you still moisturised your hands/nails daily.. let u know how it goes. 💖
Hi there - yes - that's what I was told - for docetaxel. I did my finger and toe nails - with Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails clear varnish as a base coat and then various dark nail varnishes on top. I changed the colour every so often just for a bit of variety - I don't usually wear nail varnish. I finished chemo about 3 weeks ago and - so far - my finger nails seem to have survived. They are a bit ridged and have discoloured but none of them have split or fallen off. My toe nails are mostly ok - apart from my 2 big toe nails which have cracked a bit but aren't painful...
quick question ...... have i read somewhere on a post here that you should paint your nails black to protect against UV ?? if this is worth trying should it be started straight away after first chemo session ?? Thanks everyone. 💖💖