Oncology and Diabetes Skin Care
Oncology Skin Care
If you are experiencing side effects from your chemotherapy, the first approach is to contact your oncology health care professional for advice on minimizing the treatment's side effects. Follow your physician's instructions and make sure that are fully aware of your side effects.
Many pharmaceutical companies also have patient resource support systems for their drug. Check with your physician, pharmacist or oncology nurse for appropriate contact information.
Hand and Foot Syndrome, Hand Foot Syndrome or Palmar-Plantar Erythrodysesthesia
Oral and infusion chemotherapy drugs (epidermal growth factor receptor or EGFR's) can affect the skin on the hands and feet. This side effect is known as: Hand-foot syndrome (HFS), or palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia (PPE), hand-foot syndrome or hand-to-foot syndrome. Palmar-Plantar Erythrodysesthesia can result in tenderness, redness, tingling and peeling of the skin on the palms and soles.
Many individuals are finding relief using Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream on their hands and feet to keep their skin moisturized and to prevent peeling and cracking of the skin. Udderly Smooth® is included in patient starter kits for several chemotherapy drugs. Udderly Smooth® is recommended by clinics, nurses, pharmacists and oncology professionals for use on Hand Foot Syndrome. Consult with your health care professional before using Udderly Smooth® on your skin.
Many clinics and patients are finding success using creams that contain urea. Udderly Smooth® Extra Care Cream contains 10% urea and is also fragrance free. Udderly Smooth® Extra Care Cream is also labeled as Udderly Smooth® Hand and Foot Cream in some patient starter kits.
Diabetes Skin Care
Diabetes can also impact the skin. Over 1/3 of diabetics will encounter diabetes related skin conditions. If caught early enough, the skin issues can be treated.
Regular skin care is crucial to minimize skin conditions. Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream can be included into the diabetic's twice daily foot care regimen. Udderly Smooth® Foot Cream and Udderly Smooth® Foot Cream with Shea Butter are well suited for diabetes foot care.