Jun 15, 2011 - 11:14 pm
I am a newbie here so bear with me if this has been asked before...I have read many posts regarding the dreaded "radiation rash" that some women report during/after treatments. I am currently about half-way through my treatments. Up until Friday the only side effect I had experienced was the fatigue and some muscle soreness in my neck and back. On Friday, however, I noticed a small patch of tiny, itchy bumps on my treated breast. Not a big deal, or so I thought at the time. It spread like wildfire over the weekend and by Monday morning the rash had spread all over my chest and even on my wrist/arm. Doctor says "no way" can radiation rash spread outside the treated area but what else could it be?! I have been using the miaderm cream on the treatment site twice a day since the first day of treatments - never had a reaction of any kind until now. I am not allergic to anything - food, pets, pollen, meds, etc. Doctor told me to apply cortisone cream on the rash and also use benedryl (orally or topically). It's helped a little bit but no sign of getting better. Has anyone else had problems with the rash spreading to other parts of the body...OR, has anyone perhaps been diagnosed with another type of skin infection while going through treatments? I am going crazy with this itch!!