Feb 21, 2010 - 9:11 am
So, I'm talking to an ER nurse last night who is a good friend. She tells me that she's hearing good things about using a homeopathic remedy for radiation burns. I'm the skeptical sort, so I thought I'd bring it up here, where the knowledge is first hand, not second or third hand.
The thereapy is the ingestion of an herb called Turmeric. I know it well because I've cooked all my life, so for those of you who have never heard of it before, it is the raw herb that is made into curry powder. It's available in tablet form (500 mg) at health food stores. Apparently, you take 3 tabs a day with your meals. Supposed to greatly reduce redness and pain.
Anybody heard of it, or tried it? Have also been told that because it's a natural herb or spice, there is no interference with either radiation or chemo.
Oh, and just a quick update. Week 1 done - side effects minimal - although allergic to my shave cream now. Really broke out bad. Mouth is killing me, and gums are super sensitive. And of course, my butt is beginning to burn - but it's a good burn.