It’s important to keep your skin moisturized during radiation. External beam radiation can cause a radiation dermatitis.
Symptoms of Radiation Dermatitis
- redness and
These symptoms can make the area receiving radiation very uncomfortable.
It’s important to use something to protect the skin. Start using a good moisturizer from day one!
Miaderm is a water-based cream that was formulated and developed by radiation oncologists.
A few facts about Miaderm:
- The active ingredient in Miaderm, calendula promotes wound healing and reduces inflammation.
- Contains artificial fragrance.
- It is a thick cream that feels nice going on the skin.
- It is not greasy or sticky.
All moiturizers used during radiation therapy should be used 2-3 times a day, every day, 7 days a week.
Continue using the cream up to 2 to 3 weeks after radiation.
The moisturizer should not be applied within 4 hours of going in for radiation.
Do not use on open wounds, use only on closed skin.
A 4 oz tube should be plenty to get you through radiation. A little dab should cover a whole treatment area unless you have a fairly large treatment area.
: Moisturizer will be your friend during radiation!