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Bicardicat
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎01-05-2012

Re: intrasite gel

Re 4 years was in relation to the last thread 2008
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Bicardicat
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎01-05-2012

Re: intrasite gel

Hi, Just found this forum on the gel. 4 years (now 2012)later. Have just finished rads yesterday and was given the intrasite gel for very sore surgery site wounds/scar. So far so good, re soothing etc. I was told to apply 2/3 times aday can get at least 3/4 applications out of container. Also, i could use aqueous cream over chest area but avoid where the gel is to be applied.
Have to say Rads and cooking inside and out is a walk in the park comparded to Chemo.
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mousy
Posts: 335
Registered: ‎01-05-2012

Re: intrasite gel

Ha, Val, know what you mean... (only with two boobs) And when you're large how on earth is walking around braless going to help...? Less rubbing, maybe, but it's not like the air's going to get under there to circulate...

Apparently I'm to see the doc tomorrow after zapping so maybe I'll get some of this gel. She wasn't there today.

mousy, with no idea where the hairdryer currently is... how about a personal fan?

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taffk
Posts: 135
Registered: ‎01-05-2012

Re: intrasite gel

Hello Everyone
Thanks for all the advice, would not wish this on anyone but it is good to know i am not the only one it has happened to.
I am still chuckling at the image of a topless Val and her husband armed with the hairdryer!!!! How lucky we are that we can still laugh!
Thanks again
Hilary

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horace
Posts: 2,574
Registered: ‎01-05-2012

Re: intrasite gel

My skin split badly during rads,it was agony .My GP suggested blowing a cold hairdryer on the area at least twice a day for 5 mins a time.It worked lie a dream better than the intrasit gel dressings they gave me.I used melolin dressings from the chemist between skin and bra and the were great because they didnt stick.I was told to go braless as much as possible and let the air get to split.Excuse me?I am 63 size 40DD and the idea of going round the house with one boob hoicked in the air and my Tshirt half off was not appealing.My husband is great,he wielded the hair dryer but I'm sure he'd have boggled at the flapping tit!!It all healed up eventually though.Love Valxx

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ForumMember
Posts: 18,401
Registered: ‎01-05-2012

Re: intrasite gel

Was told about Intrasite gel by a radiographer and got it prescribed by GP as the hospital didn't use it. I applied this mornings under a Jelonet gauze dressing covered with a dry pad dressing to wear inside my bra during the day. Night time - just more Intrasite and a baggy cotton t-shirt. (No aqueous cream anywhere near wounds/split skin - risk of infection.) I'm convinced Intrasite made the split skin and blister burns much more bearable. After day 8 post-treatment, recovery was so rapid - I could see the difference between the morning and evening dressing changes. Hang on in there!

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DianeD
Posts: 24
Registered: ‎01-05-2012

Re: intrasite gel

I was told to put on the intrasite gel every morning and then cover with a gauze swab. This also helped a lot if I had to wear a bra that day.

The split skin recovered and redness disappeared after about a week.Great !

DianeD

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carols
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎01-05-2012

Re: intrasite gel

Hi Hilary
I also had the split skin problem. I was told to apply gel whenever required and NOT to use the Aqueous cream on broken skin.

Hope that helps.

Carol

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taffk
Posts: 135
Registered: ‎01-05-2012

intrasite gel

Hello everyone
I finished rads on Monday and have just starting with the skin splitting under my breast and in my armpit. The nurse gave me some intrasite gel to use if the skin went and like an idiot I forgot to ask how often and if it was instead of aqueous or as well as. Can anyone advise pleas
Many thanks
Hilary