Aquaphor Healing Ointment - Moisturizing Skin Protectant for Dry Cracked Hands, Heels and Elbows
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At a glance: Aquaphor helps with variety of skin side effects caused by both chemo and radiation therapy.
Details: Dry skin occurs when the 3 layers of the skin, the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis lose essential moisture and suppleness. Cancer treatment including chemo and radiation therapy may cause the skin to not only feel dry but also discolored, itchy and become very sensitive to the sun. Some chemo drugs like 5-FU can cause the skin to become dry, cracked and peeling. This ointment can help with radiation induced skin blisters, minor burns and dry, irritated skin caused due to chemotherapy. Specially formulated to create an ideal environment that protects and helps heal your skin, it's also free of fragrance, dyes and preservatives, making it gentle for sensitive skin.
Note: We strongly encourage you to talk with your health care professional about your specific medical condition and treatments. The information contained in this website is meant to be helpful and educational, but is not a substitute for medical advice. Do not apply to radiation treatment area prior to radiation.