Chemotherapy Side Effects
Chemotherapy burns produce erythema, which is a reddening of the skin. Along with pain, there may be large blisters, called bullae. The palms and the soles may be affected and the pain from this rash may be so severe that daily activities are limited. These symptoms can be preceded by dysaesthesia, or an altered sensation of the skin.
Chemotherapy role is to damage rapidly dividing cells, the key trait of cancer cells. In the process of chemotherapy, healthy cells that are also rapidly dividing, such as skin cells, are also damaged. Because the chemical is widespread throughout the body, the damage to the skin may also be widespread. In contrast, radiation therapy damages only those skin cells that are in the path of the radiation beam.
Supportive care for chemotherapy burns may include an analgesic (pain relief) and cold compress. Consult with your medical professional for the best course of action.
Recovery by NeoGenesis is recommended after chemotherapy to help restore homeostasis in the skin and in the nail beds. Recovery is abundant in our patented S²RM® molecules. Apply Intensive Moisturizer after Recovery to help restore the barrier and provide much needed hydration to the skin. Simple topical application of these products should help mitigate redness, irritation, and pain. By applying these products to the cuticle and skin surrounding your nails, it may help to alleviate unsightly changes in the appearance of your nails.
“I had a severe skin reaction from two powerful chemotherapy drugs (Adriamycin / Cytoxin) that were administered every other day for four weeks. The worst reaction was on my legs which had raised red areas and many of these were blisters. We had tried Calendula Oil by Bodyceuticals. The rash would subside and then come back worse than before.
Tracy introduced me to NeoGenesis Recovery serum. I applied it twice a day to the affected areas. In one week, I had a huge improvement. The redness faded, the raised areas diminished, the blisters went away, and the itching stopped. Recovery serum is a miracle product. I highly recommend it to anyone with skin issues from chemo.” ~ CP
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“All I can say to you is that I could not be happier with how things worked out. It is like a miracle as far as I am concerned. Unbelievable. I now look like a normal person, even without makeup on. Also the most important thing, no pain, which diminished pretty quickly when I started your products. I am thrilled with that and would recommend your products to anyone. In fact, when I go into my doctor for my 3-month check-up I will bring some information on it with me because they should be promoting it in their office if they are going to be doing those kinds of procedures and others. They do other types of surgeries there too.” ~ ES
“This patient was on topical chemo for 30 days and told to only use OTC Vaseline. Her face was bleeding. She was in significant pain and the itching was driving her absolutely insane (photo on the left). We did two applications of Recovery over the next 24 hours. The progress can be seen in the photo on the right. She stated her pain and itchiness levels dropped substantially in 24 hours.” ~ T.L.