Remedies for scars, dry skin?

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Question from Gina: Do you have any recommendations as far as lotions or creams to use on the breast after a lumpectomy and radiation therapy to help with the scarring and dry skin?
Answers - Marisa Weiss, M.D. You can enjoy, by yourself or with a partner, the application of all kinds of lovely creams to help the healing of your skin in the breast area. Many women like aloe preparations. A simple and very effective one is A & D Ointment. In general, use a cream that has a petroleum base without much fragrance in order to moisturize the skin and not irritate it. If you are up for adventure, you can apply it yourself or do it as a team.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Intimacy and Sexuality featured Leslie R. Schover, Ph.D., and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about how breast cancer diagnosis and treatment affect your sex life.

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