Radiation Tips

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Using Aquaphor? STOP!!!

In a large study of women undergoing radiation treatment of the breast, petroleum-based topical treatment demonstrated no benefit as a prophylactic agent for radiation-induced skin toxicity.
At the same time, buildup of petroleum product at the skin may have some potential to increase the radiation dose to the skin, which could increase skin toxicity, adverse skin effects and risk of treatment delays.

Think of it as adding grease to a hot skillet–yeah, scary!

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Use Non-greasy (aqueous cream) such as Miaderm or Mygirls instead!

Its usefulness for treating and protecting skin from the effects of radiation is supported by science. In a Phase III study of 225 breast-cancer patients, those women who applied a topical aqueous cream throughout radiation treatment and for two weeks afterward experienced much less dryness, scaling, and itchiness than those who used aloe vera!

In multiple cases we have seen that during the 15th or 16th treatment of radiation, the skin that had been affected by radiation was extremely sensitive to outdoor head and sweat. What was noticed was blistering and peeling of the skin. Conclusion…even if you are told it’s fine to be out in “Texas heat” as long as you cover up, think twice before going to the zoo or that outdoor reunion. Keep cool, dry and keep using your Miaderm and Mygirls radiation cream!

 

my_guys_skin_jar_PNG__97283.1420824811.1280.1280And now, Myguys skin care is available! A 100% paraben, fragrance and dye-free calendula cream that absorbs quickly and doesn’t stain! Same creamy, plant-based formula as My Girls yet packaged for men. Made with calendula and rosemary plus natural oils including coconut, olive, jojoba and avocado oil.  It is free of parabens, fragrance or dyes for gentlemen who need to maintain the natural moisture balance of healthy skin after over-exposure to the elements or medical treatments such as radiation therapy. Creamy, plant-based formula spreads easily over delicate, compromised skin with a whipped cream-like texture.

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Amoena Frances Wire-free Bra 
The Frances bra is designed for women wanting a comfortable bra at all times after surgery and/or while undergoing radiation treatment. It is made of built-in aloe vera cotton and fully lined in soft cotton with a pocket for an ice pack, extra gauze, balance, or prosthesis. The soft and absorbent cotton lining allows you to liberally apply soothing cream without worrying about ruining your clothing, a plus for women undergoing radiation treatment.

Soft, comfortable bra for use immediately after surgery

 

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Amoena post-surgical garment
The post-surgical camisole is designed for women wanting a comfortable bra at all times after surgery and/or while undergoing radiation treatment. It is made of built-in aloe vera cotton and fully lined in soft cotton with a pocket for an ice pack, extra gauze, balance, or prosthesis.
The soft and absorbent cotton lining allows you to liberally apply soothing cream without worrying about ruining your clothing, a plus for women undergoing radiation treatment.Post surgical garment with drain management has stretch neckline for easy step-in entry. Ultra-soft cotton fabric offers a snug but non-restrictive fit. Cotton pockets. Includes two 2106 Fiberfill puffs and two 2107 removable drain pouches

 

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Lindi Skin Cooler Pads and Rolls
Soothe compromised skin with the natural cooling and moisturizing effects of water and aloe vera in these gentle non-adhesive dressings designed to be applied after Radiation therapy.
“I can’t even begin to describe how amazing these things feel on a radiation burn. I almost cried because it was some much needed relief.”
“I use these all the time! So-cooling…would NEVER be without these during radiation treatments. Words cannot describe how much of a difference they have made!”