For any wounds (Table 4), diabetes (OR 9.58; 95% CI 1.42-64.83; P = 0.02) and grade [greater than or equal to] 2 radiation dermatitis
(OR 4.82; 95% CI 1.20-19.21; P = 0.03) remained associated with an increased risk of wound complications.
Acute radiation dermatitis
presents as skin pain, erythema, edema, dry or wet scaling, discharge, pruritus, ulceration, bleeding, and necrosis.
For more information on radiation dermatitis
and recommendations for practice, view the full article by Feight et al.
There's an ongoing debate on whether taking oral curcumin will reduce radiation dermatitis
. Back in 2013, a paper written by Julie Ryan and colleagues told us that they had given 6 grams oral curcumin per day to 30 breast cancer patients during their course of radiotherapy.
This novel and flexible wound dressing is designed for the prevention as well as treatment of radiation dermatitis
Pharmaceutical company Oculus Innovative Sciences (NASDAQ:OCLS) reported on Monday the launch of Ceramax Skin Barrier Cream to relieve and manage the burning and itching associated with atopic dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis and radiation dermatitis
under a collaborative with the Lipogrid Company of Sweden.
According to data, it diminishes the severity of radiation dermatitis
, a common adverse event in cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.
Atrapro antipruritic hydrogel is indicated to relieve the itch, pain and burning associated with atopic and radiation dermatitis
and other dermaroses.
Carrington Laboratories is an ISO 9001-certified, research-based, biopharmaceutical and consumer products company currently utilizing naturally-occurring complex carbohydrates to manufacture and market products for mucositis, radiation dermatitis
, wound and oral care, as well as to manufacture and market the nutraceutical raw material Manapol and cosmetic raw material Hydrapol.
Remedy skin repair cream offers breast cancer patients relief from radiation dermatitis
, a side effect of radiation treatment.
A total of 28% of patients reported radiation dermatitis
, 20% had subcutaneous tissue changes, and 9% had late radiation skin changes.
None of the glutamine-treated patients scored a 3 and/or required a treatment delay because of radiation dermatitis
, but three of eight patients in the placebo arm did.