I keep forgetting to lotion my radiated region.
I'm supposed to lotion at least three times a day. Invariably, I forget at least one of those applications. Usually, it's the one I'm supposed to do around noon. I usually remember around 2 p.m., which is past the "last lotion application three hours prior to treatment" requirement.
Apparently, if you lotion within the three hours, it could throw off the radiation. Which is something I definitely don't want to do.
Radiation patients are supposed to lotion frequently to help minimize the effects of radiation. I carry it in my purse, so it's always accessible. Just not always remembered.
I'm a big believer in aloe. I have managed to burn my fingers many, many times in the kitchen, and I've found that aloe gel works much better than running my fingers under cold water.
So I decided I would use lotion with aloe in it on my radiated region. Hopefully, it will keep the redness and itching to a minimum.
And 15 treatments (out of 33) in, so far, so good (knock on wood).
I suppose I will be more apt to remember to apply the lotion when I start to get red and itchy and peely. That's when the lotion commotion will really start!