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I recently had 7 treatments of radiation to a basal cell carcinoma bump on the tip of my nose. It is very red like a bad sunburn. Forgot to ask how long before the redness fades??? Anyone have this experience???
I appreciate the question that you asked. I did some research online and found a Mayo Clinic article about this very topic. You can find it at http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/expert-blog/radiation-therapy-and-skin/bgp-20056321. If you read the article you will see some tips on how to care for skin that has been exposed to radiation. The article mentions that the side-effects of radiation generally begin to decrease in a few weeks.
How long ago did your radiation end? Will you check back with us and let us know how you are doing?
Thank you for the info. I did read the article. My last treatment was July 10th. I keep aloe vera gel on the redness continuously for moisturizing. Again thanks for your comments…
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@rae3 We look forward to hearing from you and getting an update on how you are doing. Teresa
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