Tip of the Day- which creams to avoid

Hi All,

This week I will be noting the skin care to avoid whilst having Radiotherapy.

There are a few reasons to avoid certain skin creams whilst having Radiotherapy.

We do advise as Radiographers to moisturise the area. However there are certain creams, to avoid, as they are too heavy and thick, too many chemicals, too much Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.

Avoid-

Sudocrem

Vaseline

Thick, Rich and Heavenly Scented creams.

It may trick the machine into thinking there is an extra layer of skin on there, which may cause a skin reaction to worsen.

Hope this helps

Jx