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Tarceva nail/fingertip problems and Cordran tape


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Past and present Tarceva users: Were you ever prescribed a steroid-impregnated tape such as Cordran tape to treat perionychia (inflammation of the folds of tissue surrounding the nail)? If so, did it work?

A recent OncTalk post by Dr. West...


...links to an excellent CME panel discussion (with streaming video, mp3 audio, transcript, etc.) on many aspects of Tarceva rash management:


In discussing perionychia, Dr. Mario Lacouture (Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University) states that "one particularly useful item is a tape that is impregnated with steroids. This provides protection against trauma while delivering high-potency steroids." He mentions Cordran tape in the video and audio, though brand names were generally omitted from the transcript.

My other Tarceva side effects are now fairly well controlled, but this fingertip thing hasn't been fazed by Neosporin, Mupirocin, tea tree oil, or anything else I've tried.



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