Radiation Therapy Dermatitis Pain Relief Lotion
Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment. It uses X-rays to destroy cancer cells and shrink malignant tumors. More than half of cancer patients will receive radiation therapy at some point during their cancer treatment. Radiation therapy is effective on many different types of cancer. Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation or radioactive substances to shrink or kill cancerous cells. When radiation passes through the skin, the skin cells in the treatment area may become damaged. A common side effect is a skin condition called radiation therapy dermatitis, also known as X-ray dermatitis or radiation burns. Concentrated exposure to radiation causes painful marks on the skin.
Approximately 85% Experience Skin Reactions
Nearly two-thirds of people with cancer are treated with radiation therapy. These typically occur within the first two weeks of treatment and can last for several years after therapy is completed. During radiation treatment, concentrated X-ray beams pass through the skin and produce irradiated free radicals. RadiaGuard products can be purchased in a Complete Skin Care Treatment System : That includes Beginning Lotion to Prepare the skin, Advanced Lotion with Lidocaine to sooth the skin and reduce pain, and followed up with a post-radiation lotion to rebuild the skin. If you have skin radiation treatment in your future, please prepare your skin for the unexpected effects radiation treatment has on the skin. It is very improtant to know what is going to happen with your skin. Let us help. Call 888.371.4615 with any questions or concerns.
Exposure to radiation can cause:
Ionizing radiation, the kind that nuclear reactors emit, does one thing to the human body: it weakens and breaks up DNA, either damaging cells enough to kill them or causing them to mutate with ill effects, such as:
- Tissue Damage
- DNA Damage
- Inflamed Skin (affects both the epidermis and dermis, or outer and inner layers of skin)
Side effects from radiation therapy generally go away within a few weeks to 2 months of finishing treatments. Nonetheless, some side effects may continue after treatment is over because it takes time for healthy cells to recover from the effects of radiation therapy.
Symptoms of Radiation Therapy Dermatitis
As radiation treatment continues, the skin doesn’t have enough time between doses to heal. Eventually, the affected area of skin breaks down. This causes pain, discomfort and rashes. Common symptoms of radiation therapy dermatitis include:
- Measle-like Rash
- Pigmentation Changes
- Scar Tissue
- Skin Ulcers
Radiation damages cells in the human body. Although low levels of radiation are not dangerous, medium levels can lead to sickness, headaches, vomiting and a fever. High levels can eventually kill you by causing damage to your internal organs.
Shop RadiaGuard Radiation Burn Pain Relief Lotion
RadiaGuard is recommended for use before, during and after radiation treatment. As you begin your treatment, start with the Beginning Radiation Treatment Lotion to keep your skin feeling smooth and hydrated. If you begin to experience some discomfort during your treatment, we recommend adding the Advanced Radiation Treatment Lotion to your routine for added pain relief. To help your skin heal after damaging radiation therapy dermatitis, continue using the Post Restructure Cream.
A cancer diagnosis will change your perspective about many different aspects of your life. Some will be for the more positive, some for the more negative. The pain and discomfort all depends how you manage your radiation therapy dermatitis. Additional products include Aluminum Free Deodorant, which is safe for use throughout the treatment, and Lip Relief for dry and cracked lips. Then, spend time doing things that you love and with the people you cherish.