Dry skin after chemo and radiation treatments: Anyone else?

Posted by mark1961 @mark1961, May 4 5:33pm

After chemo and radiation treatments and the loss of 50lbs I have very dry flaky skin has anyone else experience this, if so what do you do for it, I have tried oils and lotions even the ones my oncologist recommends nothing seems to work

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Mixing drops of calendula oil into unscented Cerave lotion helps for me. I’m still really dry, but not quite as flaky & itchy.


I have a dear friend going through treatments and she is using the Cetaphil cream that comes in a big tub. You can get this at Walmart. I hope this helps.

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