How To Use Our Oncology Cream For Radiation Relief
Are you scheduled to undergo radiotherapy? Perhaps you just started your course of treatment and are already starting to experience the itch and burn of radiation burns. In this blog, we’re going to cover what helps radiation burns, how to prevent radiation burns, and how our oncology cream for radiation burns can be used to help your skin recover fast.
What Are Radiation Burns?
Also known as radiation dermatitis, radiation burns are a lot like eczema. During radiotherapy, your skin’s cells get caught in the crossfire, damaging them and ruining your skin’s ability to maintain a healthy barrier against the outside world.
For a more in-depth look into radiation dermatitis, check out: What Does Radiation Therapy Do To Your Skin?
What Helps Radiation Burns?
Since most of the issues from radiation dermatitis come from the skin barrier being broken down and structurally damaged, protecting and rebuilding the skin barrier is the number one priority. There are a number of ways to support your skin and get radiation relief during this time, including
- Drinking plenty of water
- Eating healthy foods that supply your skin with important nutrients like vitamins E and A
- Moisturizing your skin and locking in that moisture
One of the easiest ways to do this (without thinking about it too much) is to use a cream designed to support skin suffering from radiation dermatitis. Here at Rejuvaskin, we’ve developed a cream with a unique formula that supports not only deep hydration but also skin structure so that your skin can bounce back more quickly.
How To Use Oncology Cream For Radiation Burns:
Using Your Skin Recovery Cream
First and foremost, it’s important to remember that the sooner you start treating your skin, the less time it will take for your skin to recover. Also, you’ll want to wait about an hour after your appointment to apply a covering of cream. Using our cream is as simple as
- Starting with clean, dry skin
- Squeezing out about one to two fingers’ worth of cream
- Gently massaging the cream into your affected area
- Repeating as often throughout the day as you feel is necessary to keep your skin moisturized
Common Questions About Using Oncology Cream for Radiation Burns
How Much Cream Will I Go Through?
We recommend starting with three bottles of our Skin Recovery Cream. Some patients with larger radiation areas will need up to five bottles.
How Much Cream Should I Apply To My Burns?
This is going to depend on the surface area of your radiation dermatitis. Apply the cream like you would any other lotion – don’t use too much, but make sure there’s enough to soak into your skin.
Can I Start Using The Skin Recovery Cream Later On In My Treatment?
You can start using our cream at any point during your treatment cycle (or after if that’s when you discover it); however, early supplementation of your skin will lead to quicker recovery times.
Note: Do NOT use radiation creams like our Skin Recovery Cream on broken or open skin.
Can I Use the Cream Before I Begin Radiotherapy?
Absolutely! We actually recommend that you start using it one to two weeks before your first radiation appointment. Our radiation cream is non-steroidal, so there’s no harm in using it beforehand.
How Long After Radiotherapy Ends Should I Keep Using the Cream?
We recommend that you continue using your Skin Recovery Cream for at least a week after your last radiotherapy session, though some people use it long after, simply because of how well it soothes & hydrates their skin.
You’ll know when your skin is ready, and because we use skin-loving botanical ingredients, there’s no need to wean off our cream.
How Long Does It Take Radiation Burns to Heal?
It can take anywhere from one to four weeks for your burns to heal completely, depending on how you treat them, how extensive they were, and other factors.
How To Prevent Radiation Burns
As we mentioned in several places already, preparing your skin is the best way to prevent radiation burns in the first place. That’s why we created the Skin Recovery Cream. Not only does it do a fantastic job of soothing irritation and hydrating even the driest of skin, but it also works to strengthen the integrity of your skin. Using a special blend of bamboo, pea, and glucosamine, the Skin Recovery Cream helps stimulate collagen production, fortifying your skin barrier, making it more resistant to inflammation and damage.
Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to fully prevent radiation burns – this is physical damage, after all. However, you can keep your skin as healthy and nourished as possible before and throughout the treatment process.
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