Showing posts from January 12, 2014

Xeloda, hand and foot syndrome over the counter treatments

Hello people,

How nice it is to be past the winter freeze. It is starting to be a bit warmer. There is still warnings of snow in the Knoxville area. How is the weather where you are? I am still counting down to Spring forward. 53 days until we change the clocks. But who is counting???? I am!

The update on the 5th cycle of xeloda is that overall I am doing pretty well. My hands and feet are still bright red and extremely itchy. About an hour after I take the treatment my hands and feet start going crazy with the itchiness. I have started using aquafor and it is really helping. I just put some on my hands and feet two or three times a day. I had been cracking, peeling and bleeding, and now it is only red and itchy. I use the giant tub that is from Amazon. Here is what it looks like if you're interested in trying it out.

Sometimes when the itching is really bad I use aloe with lidociane. It really calms the itching. You can also order this from amazon, but I got mi…