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@mimz59

Thanks so much for the info.Will try putting it in the fridge.I hope your husband gets good news from his Pet Scan.Prayers coming your way..

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I’m on 7 radiation treatments into the 20 required for my right breast, which is isolated on the table used which has a hole where the right breast falls through. The first week I was fine, but used Aquaphor after treatment and before bed each night. Treatment # 6 & 7, I knew something had changed & last night I read up on radiation burn & realized the needle-like pains I was feeling, mostly around my lymph node scar, were from the radiation. I applied more Aquaphor, but it didn’t help for the first time. An hour later I tried my 2% hydrocortisone cream, but it didn’t help. I wiped it off carefully & got out my Aloe Gel for sunburn & took 2-500 mg Tylenol. I don’t think my doctor will want me to use the Aloe gel, but the combination gave me enough comfort to fall back to sleep at 3:30 am.
I go again today, as I will M-F through Feb 25th & hope my doctor will have a better solution for me than my middle of the night remedy.

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