Efudix

Week 5 Efudix 5-FU – ‘IT IS OVER’ (for now) – after 4+ weeks of treatment with 5% Fluourouracil.

Weeks 4 & 5 have been the worse by far. The inflammation, pain, crusting and flaking were added to by sleep disturbance. I have been waking three times a night for the last few nights, scratching and picking at the scabs formed across my face. Moisturiser didn’t stop it, not did anti-histamines and anti-inflammatories. I …

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Week 4 treatment of Actinic Keratoses & SCC with 5-FU EFUDIX 5% Fluourouracil

Week 4 treatment of Actinic Keratoses & SCC with 5-FU EFUDIX 5% Fluourouracil. Well, if week 3 was a bitch then week 4 was most definitely a son of a bitch! Continued issues with tight, scabby, crusting, inflamed, oozing, inflamed skin across the face but more specifically around the t-zone area and to the side …

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Week 3 (was a Bitch!) on Efudix 5-FU 5% Fluourouracil chemo treatment diary Actinic Keratosis & SCC

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 …

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Week 2, Days 8-14, Efudix 5-FU, 5% Fluorouracil, Actinic Keratosis chemotherapy, treatment diary

Week 2 on Efudix 5% fluourouracil treatment of Actinic Keratoses. This was a difficult week. Following my initial shock at the reaction to the first application of the EFUDIX to face (I thought it had to be an allergic reaction), I went online to educate myself. I had little forewarning from my Consultant dermatologist other …

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Week1 Day 7, Efudix 5-FU, 5% fluorouracil, Actinic keratosis skin chemotherapy 7 day review

Week 1, 7 day review of 5-FU Efudix 5% Fluourouracil chemotherapy treatment to actinic keratosis on face, scalp and neck. First week was rough. Dermatologist advised ‘it will feel like sandpaper’ but neglected to mention ‘you will look like you have measles/mumps/chickenpox’ combined, plus it will feel like sandpaper! The 5-FU brings to the surface …

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Actinic keratosis; pre-cancerous treatment with Efudix, Fluorouracil Day 1 Week 1

Actinic keratosis; pre-cancerous treatment with Efudix, 5% Fluorouracil Day 1 Week 1 First in a series of personal Vlogs covering chemical treatment of pre-cancerous Actinic Keratosis on my face, scalp and neck with ‘Efudix’ 5% Flourouracil (aka ‘Efudex’ in USA). Background; advised by Doctors in 2013 I had eczema on my face and neck and …

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