Hi there. My name is Kelly and I live in a suburb of Houston. I am a survivor of breast cancer and I have been dealing with very dry skin. Do you have any suggestions on what types of lotions or creams to use? I have tried just about everything and I am tired of nothing working :) Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 11:49 AM Originally Posted: 19 Apr 2013 11:48 AM
Hi Kelly, YES! Many cancer treatments can leave the skin feeling dry (Xerosis)Sorry that you have been feeling UN comfortable, hope these tips work!
- Use mild hypo-allergenic soaps. Anti bacterial soaps tend to be more drying.
- Non fragrance lotions, creams and soaps
- avoid hot baths.
-try taking a warm showers and gently "pat" to towel dry leaving a moist layer on your skin when applying lotions/creams.This will help absorb better to the skin.
-STAY hydrated! dink lots of water!
Check with your Dr.s/ nurses for best products to use. As I am not a medical provider I do not recommend brand names because I don't know your exact history. I'm sure these tips will help!
Posted: 02 May 2013 06:10 PM Originally Posted: 02 May 2013 06:09 PM