Efudex 5%

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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:

Re: Verwon (# 3)

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 couple 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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Powerrail Says:
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I was told not to let my dog lick where I had applied the Efudex 5% cream because it is very poisonous! How long after I have applied it will the poisonous effect go away? Will Efudex 5% kill my dog?

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MaxkG Says:
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Re: Powerrail (# 6)

You’re kidding, right?

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Jo Says:
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Re: Sheri (# 5)

I just finished 3 weeks of Efudex on primarily my nose and a small area on the side of my face. The pain is awful and ibuprofen a joke. In another time my guess would be that patients would actually be given something for the pain associated with the burning off of cancerous skin cells from the face. However, in this world of addiction we must suffer, and I mean truly suffer through the pain. My face is burnt and blistered. I’m always in pain. I’m tired and nauseous with no medical offer of relief. I had major foot reconstruction surgery 3 years ago that was less painful. I’m not trying to be negative, simply honest. The pain, swelling, and burning from Efudex is terrible.

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