Mar 02, 2013 - 8:00 pm
My sweet 83 year old mom recently finished treatment for a large tumor that started in the tonsil area and spread into the lumph nodes. Her last radiation treatment was on 2/19/13 and her last Erbitux on 2/22/13. She tolerated the treatments well but in the last weeks began developing the rash that we were told by both oncologists to expect. It has gotten worse since the treatments ended which they also said might happen.There is a yellowish "scabbing" that has appeared on her neck with the rash. Is that normal? We keep her neck moisturized with Aquaphor (one of the moisturizers recommended by the radiation onclologist) which makes it oozy and gross looking. Any help would be most appreciated. It's the weekend and if it doesn't look better I will take her to the doc on Monday. Thank you!