Answer : Toward the end of your treatment, the radiated skin may become pink and itchy. In some cases, the skin will blister and flake like a sunburn.
What to do:
• Leave the marks on your skin until all of your treatments are finished. In some cases, you may rinse the treatment area with warm water, but do not rub or scrub off the marks. Your nurse will talk with you in more detail about care of your treatment area. • Do not use soap on the marks. • Wear loose-fitting, cotton clothing that does not rub the treatment area. • Do not put any source of heat or cold on the treatment area, and do not let the sun shine on the area. • If your skin itches in the treatment area, do not scratch it. If this is a problem for you, tell your nurse or doctor. Some medicines may relieve the itching. • Do not put anything (cream, lotion, powder, makeup) on the treatment area unless your doctor or nurse says it is okay to do so. After your treatment is complete, your doctor may give you an ointment to soothe the skin. • Before shaving any part of your treatment area, check with your nurse or doctor. If you are allowed to shave, use an electric shaver.