I have very dry skin on the side of my face/neck where I had radiation. What kind of lotion can I use on this that would actually help?
Alexander Lin, MD, Radiation Oncologist at Penn Medicine, responds:
As long as the area is completely healed, you might find a mild lotions such as Eucerin to be of help. If in doubt, feel free to call the doctor's office and ask the nurse to give you a recommendation.
This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire Head and Neck Cancer Q&A Webchat transcript.
Jan 14, 2011 - Parotid-sparing intensity-modulated radiotherapy is less likely than conventional radiotherapy to result in dry mouth in patients treated for head and neck cancer, according to research published online Jan. 13 in The Lancet Oncology.
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