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What did you use to help with burns?
I swear by Biafine RE.
The first time I did rads I started it too late because I was slathering on useless Aloe.  I burned very badly. The second time around I used Biafine from the beginning and did not burn at all.

What worked for you?
Calendula?
Aloe?
Aquaphore?
or something else?


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Hi Gina I was not allowed to use any creme until the end of treat,ment. I used to take a little baggy of corn starch/baby powder and a cotton swab and pat that on after each treatment. I also wore my bra throughout treatment all be it a soft one. I think what saved my skin was that after each treatment i came home stripped to the waist and exposed myself to the FAN. I did this several times a day and of course not to forget that the cat who curled up by my knees every day after treatment..
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Silver Sulfadiazine 1% creme is what my radiation oncologist gave me for the second-degree burns I ended up getting.  I understand that it has been used for ages to treat burns, and although it looks and feels like Crisco shortening, it worked magic on my burns and healed them up quickly.  I think it contains silver which is a bactericide.

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Biafine, alternately with Weleda Calendula baby cream from Whole Foods, worked for me. I never burned until the boosts at the end--and for that, the Silver Sulfadiazine 1% creme healed everything. Also, do not let anything rub on that area--I wore soft white men's tank undershirts, with a light shirt left open over it--no bras until all healed...

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This is really good to have as a resource in case someone who is starting rads is lurking and needs to get insider info..
Thanks everyone!


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I used OTC Aquaphor only and the rad techs were really particular about nothing else. Fortunately,I only burned and reddened and did not blister any. Sometimes,I was allowed to use cool water/soft cloth when the redness was annoying. The redness went away fairly quickly and I have had little or no side effects/five yrs this Nov...for me.

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My doctor of Naturopathy recommended UNDA #270 ointment; I used that and came through with very little in the way of even discoloration. I had one burned area in the crease I get when my arms are above my head, that was it. All the indulgent smiles I got from the medical professionals, when I refused their suggestions and told them what I was using, disappeared and were replaced with amazed exclamations and questions about what I'd used, once I finished treatment. Of course, you have to wait til after the treatment each day, to apply it, and make sure you are clean beforehand. I also used Calendula cream on the burned spot.
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