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Blisterboy Says:

I have been taking applying 5% Efudex cream for two days to my lip per my Dr. Orders. So far, I have had no swelling or any sign of side effects. Does this mean the spot on my lip is non-cancerous? I was under the impression I was to have swelling and pain, and that this cream kills everything allowing the good cells to regrow.

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Debby Says:

have to start the efudex 5% cream once a day on upper and lower lips. I am extremely worried about the pain. Is there anything besides aquafor or Vaseline to he help with pain?

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Verwon Says:

It contains the active ingredient fluorouracil, which is used to treat areas of skin that have been heavily exposed to the sun, or those that have been tested to have Basal Cell Carcinoma.

The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including skin redness, irritation, and flakiness.

Debby, how are you doing? Did it cause any pain?

Blisterboy, that doesn't necessarily mean it was non-cancerous. How are you doing now? Has there been any change?

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Don Says:

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I used the efudex for 16 days on face. last treatment was Jan 16. Now mid March, healed, but still very red around nose / cheeks. Any application to reduce / remove redness?. thx

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Sheri Says:

About to start using efudex on various areas on my face in a of
couple days..just waiting for biopsy results on my chest first...I like another person that posted here am very concerned about the pain associated with the treatment...i have a very low tolerance..truly will just ibuprofen work? has anyone tried anything else that works? Thank you for all responses.

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