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can i reduce efudex application from twice a day to once

I’m in week 4 of a prescribed 5 week treatment on my chest with Efudex . My skin has all the worst symptoms described in blogs. I felt that my skin was too raw to handle the cream twice a day. I have decided to only apply Efudex once a day for the rest of the treatment (12 days). Will this be a problem for my outcome? ## It would be best to speak with your doctor, before making any changes to your usage regimen. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including skin burning, soreness, hyperpigmentation, photosensitivity, and scarring. Which ones are you experiencing? ## All of them. I had to sleep with a cold pack on the treated skin. Now 1 week after my last application (6 weeks total) Less pain and weeping but possibly weeks away to get back to normal. I have learned ...

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is velcade dangerous to a caregiver

hi i was wondering my 76 year old father n law lives with me and is receiving velcade is it harmfull to anyone in the house as i have a 6 month old grandchild living with me and i allso suffer from ms and am on allot of meds wich supress my immune system.i know when he was in the hospital the nurses allways doubled gloved and would not allow anyone to use his bathroom.any input would be very helpfull thanks ## I have been taking Temsonol on a daily basis and I have a long history of HIV which has basically, eradicated with drugs. Is it dangerous for me to ingest the drug because of the HIV? ## I am not seeing any warnings about such issues, the double gloving is normal for nurses, with many medications, due to the fact that they are frequently exposed to a lot of things, while working i...

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doctors who will prescribe pain medication nj

I was in a car accident and had a head injury and my migraines started. They have been on and off all my life and started up again when I get cancer and was given chemo with facial in it. My migraines started up again and were so severe I was going to stop all chemo. They thought I was going to die and assigned me a palliative care pain management doctor. I did not die and my migraines never stopped. My pain management Dr dropped me and I can't find another Dr to prescribe anything. I took .39mgs of occasions every 4 hours and never abused them. Im in monmouth county, nj if anyone knows a Dr that still prescribes it. I have tried hundred of pain killers and nothing else works. Please help me {edited for privacy} ## Hello, Nova! How are you? I'm so sorry that you're miserable...

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Efudex on scalp - side effects on hair?

Has anyone used Efudex on their head? I'm interested in any side effects on hair deterioration or loss. ## Hello Hoody, Reportedly this will be determined by the amount of efudex that you need to apply. If applied topically then the medicine will not be absorbed into the bloodstream and thus will not cause hair loss like other forms of chemotherapy treatment. If it is necessary to apply enough cream that it will absorb into the blood stream then you will start to experience typical symptoms associated with chemotherapy such as nasuea, vomiting, hair loss etc. Below is a link to the source of my information. [1] Efudex Treatment I hope this answers your question. Let me know if you would like to know anything else regarding this medication. ## Thanks so much Kevin. Will be a 14 light...

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use of Fluorouracil 5% on your scalp

I read that you should wash the site before application. Are you to wash your hair everyday, twice a day if you apply Fluorouracil 2 x per day? Is it ok to use your regular shampoo. I understand that use of Fluorouracil cream can spread to areas that may not already show signs of precancerous spots. Has anyone noticed this to happen? How far has it spread, entire scalp? Please share any experience you have had with treating scalp.

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cortal ang softdrinks

panu b tlga ang tamang pag gamit ng cortal ? ipapasok s vagina ng gf ko panu at kelan ilalagay ## last menstruation ko dec.22,2013... my nangyari po kmi nong jan.25,2014...hanggang ngaun hindi pa po ako dinadatnan, safe ba ako nong time na yan kc ilang days delay na ako...thankx ## Ano po b dapat inumin kc dapat meron n ako ng april 10,may nangyri po sa amen kya lang po ksabay nun may na dect n sakit po ako a breast cancer ## Anu pong ifectiv n gamut pampalaglag? at panu po gamitn? ## Feb 15 men's ng gf ko...kasu tik now wala pa nag pt sia positive..pwd ba b cortal nun? ## Mam 2 weeks delay na po ako ano dpat Kung Gawin para dumating men's ko ## para san po ba un aspirin cortal, 3weeks n.po akong delayd ## I am delayed for almost 1 wik tas ng pt aq positive, gsto q po sna ipalag...

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Headaches with Efudex treatment

I am on Day 30 of Efudex treatment on the top of my nose and a small area on my chest. I stopped the cream on Day 28 as the skin was starting to erode. I've had headaches the past two weeks that won't go away with ibuprofen, Goody's headache powders, tylenol... nothing. It's caused me to generally feel like crap. Anyone else have these headaches? ## Headaches are a possible side effect of Effudex, according to FDA reports, other side effects may include skin burning, dizziness, chills, and nasal irritation. How long has it been since you stopped using it, now? Has there been any change? Have you informed your doctor of the problem?

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The 3-week Efudex / Fluorouracil nightmare is now unnecessary!!

Harvard Medical recently discovered a new treatment regime for AK. This new four-day Harvard Medical protocol is going to save us all from the Efudex & Fluorouracil nightmare: Adding calcipotriene to 5-FU dramatically reduced AKs I used this 4-day treatment for AK in Dec '18 and it works!! Save yourself from the 3 week fluorouracil nightmare and do this 4-day treatment instead. I made this Youtube video of my experience with this protocol: The treatment resolves actinic keratosis in only 4 days. No longer is the pain and discomfort of the commonly prescribed 3 week Flouracil necessary to clear your skin of these pre-cancerous lesions. Mix 5% Fluoroucil and Calcipotriene 50/50 and apply twice per day for four days. Both of these creams can be purchased through prescription. Your ...

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Efudex doesn't have to be a nightmare

I was prescribed Efudix to treat spots on the back of my hands. I have been applying a thin layer daily for 4 weeks. I have had no side effects, no irritation, burning sensations, blistering or pain. The spots have become slightly redder and that's all. Efudix does not have to a nightmare and every case is different. ## That is correct, we are all different, so not everyone will experience side effects while using it. The typical side effects may include skin redness, burning, sun sensitivity, and swelling. Are you still experiencing good results with it? ## Hi. I will touch base with you again early next week. I am meeting the skin doctor on Monday to get their opinion. Still little or no change after 6 weeks. The Pharmacist has suggested twice daily application but I will be guide...

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Fibromyalgia - new to it and absolutely lost and feeling alone

I have just been told it's likely I have fibromyalgia ... I'm pretty terrified as in 6 months I have gone from being a fit and active woman to being in a wheelchair. I can no longer stand on my legs due to a combination of pain and exhaustion and general legs refuse to support me and I'm often puffed and my heat beats like I've done a mile run just from 5 mins exersion... my concern is going on drugs... I'm afraid that things will get worse if I start taking drugs.. I have little or no faith in the medical proffession as they keep saying oh we think it's fibromyalgia but we really arn't sure and... they are shocked at how quickly I am detoriating but offer me a reason why other than they are saying muslces detoriate from lack of use... but in a few months? I ...

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How Long Does Revlimid Stay In Your System

Just wanted to know how long before this drug is completely out of my husband's system? ## Revlimid contains the active ingredient Lenalidomide, it is most commonly used to treat Myeloma. If he was taking it and experienced bad side effects or problems, it can take several weeks, before it's completly processed out of his body and he sees improvement. Generally, some should be seen about 2 weeks after he stops taking it, but some symptoms can linger for a month or so. Are there any other questions? ## I have just stopped taking Lenalidomide. How long will it be before I get my taste buds back ## I have stopped taking Lenalidomide for 3 and a half weeks now. My taste buds are showing signs of improvement but are still noticeable. How long before my taste buds get back to normal? ...

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TARCEZA

CANCER PATIENT 150MG PO ## Do you mean Tarceva? ## This is from the Tarceva Web Site: Q. How does Tarceva work? A. Tarceva is a targeted treatment. It is designed to block tumor cell growth by targeting a protein called HER1/EGFR. This protein, which is present on the surface of some cancer cells and some normal cells, is important for cell growth in NSCLC. Exactly how Tarceva works is not yet fully understood; however, clinical trial results have proven that, in some patients, Tarceva can be effective in both improving patients' survival and slowing or stopping the growth of cancer. ## List most other cancer treatments, Tarceva may cause some side effects, such as lung problems, nausea, weight changes, dry eyes, unusual eyelash growth, and clotting problems. Has this been prescrib...

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Efudex "Improved Formula"??

I am scheduled to start Efudex Nov. 2 and am apprehensive based on a friend's bad experience and other things I've read. My Dr. said that things have improved dramatically within the last year with a better formula. He said I will use the cream twice daily for 5 days, then he will see me to place a neutralizer on my face, and then I will heal the 2nd week; reducing the experience from a 4 to 2 week timeframe. Has anyone else heard of this or experienced this? ## Hello, Gina! How are you? What type of bad experience did your friend have? As to an improved formula, that might be true, but the active ingredient that could cause any side effects remains the same, so the FDA still lists them as possibly including skin redness, flaking, itching, and peeling. It isn't really a neut...

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efudex on forearms and back of hands

I have been using Efudex on my fore arms and the back of my hands for two weeks. Three weeks will be the total time of application. I put the cream on at night and try to sleep. I leave it on overnight and wash it off carefully about noon the next day. How soon after application can I use soap and water on the treated areas? Does it help to wash the Efudex off after an hour? I have been leaving it on for hours. When sleeping should i wear cotton gloves and a long sleeved t shirt? I have done that and now have stopped but I am concerned about accidently getting the cream in my eyes during the night. Thanks for any help with these questions. When I lower my arms, I have a lot of pain, especially when I lower them quickly. Is this normal?

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Efudex 5% and Silkis 3

My new dermatologist has prescribed a one-week per month treatment over four months, applying Silkis 3 in the morning and Efudex 5% at bedtime. I have used Efudex before in one spot, with the expected itching and scabs. What happens when I apply these creams all over my face and scalp, which don't have many particular keratosis spots? My job involves working with the public. ## My dermatologist prescribed Efudex and Desonide last week! Beginning tonight... 7 days Efudex and Desonide am and Desonide pm, followed by Desonide twice a day for 3 days, then stop for 3 weeks. Repeat 4 times after that ! ## How did this protocol work for you? Do you react quickly. How soon did the redness go away? I’m using a Efudex and a synthetic D3 derivative gel called Calcipotriol. I mix them 50-...

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Treating wound after 12 weeks of Efudex

My wound is on my forearm & is about a 1 1/2” square. The skin is eroded and indented. Was told to use Neosphorin, keep covered & change bandages twice daily. Does this sound like good advice? ## This procedure is often advised for some types of wounds, but it depends on the severity, cause of the wound, and etc. Neosporin has been known to cause some skin reddening, rash, and itching, as side effects, in some people that use it. What has your doctor advised you to do?

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Very Sore Lips

I am a new Efudix user (week 3) with solar keratosis patches on my face, 8 of them. I am coping OK though as expected, not feeling pretty at this stage! I've read and re-read patient info. but don't see anything about very swollen and sore lips as being a possible side effect of Efudix cream. My AK patches are down each side of my face, nowhere near my lips. My worst patch is starting to ulcerate/crust, so another fortnight to go at least. I can cope with the discomfort, all except for my lips - any ideas? Hats off to all you guys for your encouragement! ## Have you consulted your doctor? Efudex has been known to cause some generalized reactions, including skin pain, irritation, and sun sensitivity. Are you on any other medications? Are you making sure to stay out of bright sunl...

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what are the side effects for the chicken pills

These Jamaican pills are used to make your butt larger. ## I'm sorry, but from that nickname, description and generalization, I cannot tell you anything. In order to provide you with any information, you need to provide the actual name of the product or its ingredients. There are far too many other possibilities of what it could be that you are talking about. Do you know the name of them? ## I would like 2 purchase the chicken pills over the counter. Are there any side effects & do they really work?? ## Hey i was interested in the chicken pill that makes your butt bigger, but am just scared of the side effects, and does it really work? How do i take it?? ## I think they changed it and that this supplement only comes in a powder form now. Instead of chicken pills I think it might...

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is m171 pill used used by hiv positive people

my sister takes m171 pill every day but is not will to reveal the purpose for use can you please explain ## My partner was diagnosed with cervical cancer, what amused me is that, she is taking m171 pill,and we still sleep together, tell me what's going on here,is my life at risk? she denies after I done some research about the pill and says she's negative ## Is m171 treated tb my friend is using antroiza m171 she cough like she have tb ## Why is it that an HIV person changes treatment so many times confused First it was Odimune Than Tribuss Now its Atroiza ## What is the shape and color of your M171 pill? I located a round yellow pill imprinted M171 that reportedly contains Nadolol 40mg; marketed for use in treating high blood pressure. NDC: 0378-1171 Packager: Mylan Pharmaceuti...

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Allergic reaction?

Used Efudex on back of my hand a year ago with little reaction. Had to use again & this time hand turned into Krakatoa! Scabs & weeping spread beyond immediate application site but understand this can happen. However, also have tiny pin head size blisters among & around the crusting with accompanying itching which I haven’t noted in other experiences on here & wonder if it’s an allergic reaction or part of the “process” & I just need to find something to ease the itching. Any advice really welcome as this time of use is becoming quite scarey ## While those can be normal side effects, it is always best to have your doctor check things out to be sure. Other side effects to Efudex may include skin color changes, swelling, and dryness (the last of...

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