Week 3 Efudix 5-FU 5% Fluourouracil chemo treatment diary Actinic Keratosis & SCC Yes, week 3 was a bitch! By far the worst week to date, with heavy scabbing across face added to the usual redness, tightness of skin and discomfort.
Week 3 added to the usual delights with bits of dry, crusty, flaking skin dropping off at inopportune moments throughout the day. Nice. Continued with my own advice and avoided use of either sun cream or moisturisers anywhere near the forehead, temples or the eyes themselves which significantly reduced issues with itchy eyes syndrome.
Major negative note week 3 to do with removal of dead skin – I exfoliated using moisturiser and a face cloth. Bad idea. Skin very angry as a result. Dead skin removed is in process of ‘growing back’ from week 3 into week 4 – it’s like I’m caught in a dead skin time loop. Week 4 doesn’t look much better and I’ve another two months to go.
Read on for week 4 update;