Apr 17, 2013 - 5:47 pm
I say I'm new, but have been lurking for a while! My husband has been undergoing treatment for a while. We are finished with the chemo, and the picc line was removed on Monday. Thank God for small victories! We are, however, really struggling with the side effects of the radiation (7 more to go). And although I have read a lot about other's having severe burns as well, I am still looking for some relief for him. He did finally give in and start taking the hydrocodone, and we have tried the silver sulfadiazine, sitz baths and domeboro several times a day. Any other suggestions would be welcome, if it will make him more comfortable. The burns bother him the most in the genital area, he said he can tolerate the burns better in the rear, but the front is awful and weeping, which makes the silversulfadiazine drip off. Gross I know, and sorry to be so graphic, but again, I am open for suggestions here! Thank you all for the wonderful support!