Effective cream for hands, feet, body

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Bellen
Bellen Member Posts: 281 Member

Can anyone recommend an effective cream for hands, feet, body - non-scented?  I have a blister on the bottom of my second toe and between - caused quite a bit of pain even on the ball of my feet.  Can't wear hardly any of my sandals as they have a toe piece right where the blister is irritated, or they squeeze too tight on the toes.  Saw clinic dr - gave me an antibiotic cream and oral antibiotic - seems to be healing, but taking a long time.  I guess when on chemo things take a long time to heal, especially your feet. I just thought that if I used a certain cream, I might avoid these added problems in the future - not on oxyplatin, (on irinotecan) so it's not neuropathy.  Felt pretty good this past treatment, but unfortunately couldn't even get out for a walk, and hardly had any shoes that were comfortable to put on.  Hope it heals soon.  Any suggestions?  Thanks so much.

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  • Tunadog
    Tunadog Member Posts: 235 Member
    edited June 2017 #2
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    Eucerin - Original Healing

    My Onc recommended " Eucerin - Original Healing "

    Works well and is very thick. Got it at Rite-Aid.

    Hope this helps.

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Podiatrist recommendation

    My boss, a Podiatrist, always recommends Eucerin for his patients with dry, cracked heels. It does contain parabens, as most lotions on the market. 

    I use Avalon products, with no parabens. My favourite is the lavender, but you said non-scented. 

    I also like Curel Foot Cream and CeraVe. 

    It is best to slather lotion all over the feet BUT NOT BETWEEN THE TOES, while on chemo.   We advise our patients never to put lotion between their toes, as it causes sores and fungus. 

    Tru

  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773 Member
    edited June 2017 #4
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    Gold Bond aloe is my fav

    Any really think, creamy lotion will help, everyone has their favorites.  Try to get a travel size to try them out.  Just don't use a greasy one, it seems to me that increases friction as your feet slide around in your shoes.  Are you on xeloda?  That's the one that really messed with my skin.  Try to keep hands and feet moisturized, putting it on a couple of times a day.  Just about everything takes longer to heal while on chemo, expecially if you're on Avastin. Good luck to you, Traci

  • Bellen
    Bellen Member Posts: 281 Member
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    Cream for skin

    Hello traci43- I am on avastin + folfiri. Have 5Fu bottle for 2 days after the chemo cocktail at the clinic - not xeloda.  My nurse had mentioned Udderly Smooth and to put large cotton socks on.  I will be careful not to put between the toes Tru.  Right now I am using an antibiotic cream that was prescribed by dr.  Blister is healing, but foot is still a bit sore, and taking a while.  Thank you all for responding.  I have heard Eucerin is good too and will keep the other creams in mind. 

  • abrub
    abrub Member Posts: 2,174 Member
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    Bellen said:

    Cream for skin

    Hello traci43- I am on avastin + folfiri. Have 5Fu bottle for 2 days after the chemo cocktail at the clinic - not xeloda.  My nurse had mentioned Udderly Smooth and to put large cotton socks on.  I will be careful not to put between the toes Tru.  Right now I am using an antibiotic cream that was prescribed by dr.  Blister is healing, but foot is still a bit sore, and taking a while.  Thank you all for responding.  I have heard Eucerin is good too and will keep the other creams in mind. 

    My on recommended Udderly Smooth

    Or Bag Balm as well.  Udderly  Smooth is a cream; Bag Balm is ointment. I went with the cream.

  • Joan M
    Joan M Member Posts: 409 Member
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    You should probably get some

    You should probably get some sandals that dont have the toe strap if that is irritating your feet.  I have learned to be very careful about what shoes I wear - if they irritate my feet at all, I don't wear them.  There are some that are really cute & comfy that also keep your feet cool for summer.  Good excuse to go shopping for shoes! 

  • Sestra17
    Sestra17 Member Posts: 71 Member
    edited January 2018 #8
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    I have peeling skin on my

    I have peeling skin on my hands from chemo and found CeraVe moisturizer very helpful.

  • Mikenh
    Mikenh Member Posts: 777
    edited January 2018 #9
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    I have Burt's Bees skin stuff

    I have Burt's Bees skin stuff coming in the mail. Will give it a try.

  • Tunadog
    Tunadog Member Posts: 235 Member
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    Eucerin - recommended by my Oncologist

    I asked him why I should use it. He indicated that it contained Urea.

    It’s like magic to me. They have a couple of different formulas.