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Sunburn feeling--3 weeks after radiation??


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My sister told me last night that she feels like she is sunburned on her back. It has been 3 weeks since her last radiation (28 rads)and now she is feeling like this. Is this normal? She did not ever feel this during her radiation treatment. She said it is bearable, but is there anything to be alarmed about?

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I don't think it's at all abnormal. Some people's skin is much more sensitive than others. An aloe cream is very helpful and soothing.

My husband had a sunburn feeling on his chest, back and head, but being the macho guy he is, he didn't want any girlie cream on. Go figure.

I hope she feels better soon.


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My husband's radiologist suggested he get a lotion called "Eucerin".

It's over-the-counter (found it at Walmart). There are several different kinds , so I bought the "original". Maybe it would help soothe your sister's skin too.

Take care,


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