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Re: Hives during radiotherapy & after

Thank you
Take care xx
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Re: Hives during radiotherapy & after

Brilliant Smiley Happy
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Re: Hives during radiotherapy & after

Lol I've come up with a soloution I've turned my bra inside out. It works ok haha
Susan xx
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Re: Hives during radiotherapy & after

Hi Elaine
There are no seams on comfort top just an opening inside where the padding can be removed. This is the area on left side breast that's getting sore.
My bra is seamless but has interfacing on lower part of cups this is also causing problems.

Not sure if I could go out shopping etc. Without a bra on. Lol

Hope your radiotherapy sessions go well.
Take care
Susan x
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Re: Hives during radiotherapy & after

Hi Susan,
I haven't started radiotherapy yet, due to start next week. However, after surgery, I tried several styles of bras and found the M&S Flexi Bra to be very comfortable and very soft fabric, which doesn't rub against the skin. Not sure how it will be after radiotherapy, but definitely very soft against the skin.
Take care
Elaine x
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Hives during radiotherapy & after

I finished 15 rads end of October during my second week I developed hives from the e45 cream. Doc said it was a reaction to the lanolin.
I was prescribed hydrcortisone which relieved the itching and calmed them down a bit.

I'm almost 2 weeks post rads and the hives are still bothersome. I've been using diprobase cream the rads team gave me and as long as I'm wearing a vest I'm only itching occasionally.

When I wear a bra or comfort top I get ridges and indentations on my boob and one spot is quite irritated. I need support a bra provides but after a few hours I have to change into a vest.

Oncologists says I've Breast lymphedema, my surgeon said it was a seroma. Confused or what...

Anyway was wondering what to do for support and comfort through the day, happy to wear vest when home.
I'm allergic to plasters so can't cover the problem area. I have to go out wearing a bra but it just irritates the same area all the time. I'm not in any pain I don't have any burns just a little red and warm. I don't go back to see oncologists until Feb.

Any suggestions please.

Susan x