What is radiation dermatitis?

Radiation dermatitis, or radiation burn, appears in the targeted area during external beam radiation cancer treatment.

What does radiation dermatitis look like?

Radiation dermatitis causes severe redness in the affected area, often accompanied by itching, burning and pain.

What causes radiation dermatitis?

To reach the targeted internal tumor, radiation therapy delivers radiation through the skin. Inevitably, the skin cells in this area are affected by the rays and many are actually destroyed, which releases inflammatory substances onto the surface of the skin.

How to treat radiation dermatitis

For radiation dermatitis, you can protect the skin by facilitating regeneration:

  • Apply PEG Balm to the affected area. Thanks to allantoin, PEG Balm has anti-inflammatory properties that promote skin repair and regeneration.
  • Instead of aggressive detergents and soaps that can dry out the skin, use Eudermic Washing Base to cleanse the area affected by dermatitis and the rest of the body.

Avoid cortisone-based creams
and other moisturizers as they can make the skin more fragile and increase the risk of infection.

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