Protecting skin during radiation?


Question from Ipivovar: How do I protect skin during radiation treatment?
Answers - Carolyn Chang In general, you want to keep the skin moist. Moisturize and keep it clean. Don't use perfumed soap—if you can, find an anti-allergenic soap—and avoid the sun at all costs. For more details, I would really defer to a radiation therapist.

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