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Had 2nd treatment. My hair is falling out and my scalp is red and itchy. Any advice?

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anonymous

Stage 2A Patient about 7 years
 
  • Isabel Souchet Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2010
    It usually gets itchy before falling out. Ask your onco bout something to help with that. Its very upsetting to lose your hair, but mine grew back so much nicer. Hang in there.
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  • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Oh, that was awful. I have really thick hair and when it started to fall out my head really hurt! I had it shaved off and it immediately felt better. When it's gone be sure to keep your scalp moisturized. I used a touch of baby oil.
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • vicki e Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    I used plain old ponds cold cream on my head during that painful itchy period and it really helped. Good luck to you.
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Karen G Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Mine is falling out now too. I had my second treatment last Thursday.
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • julie s Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    I shaved mine when it started falling out to. It was less traumatic for me that way...still traumatic-don't get me wrong!
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • maria aiello Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    It's normal, hang in there hunny it'll be over before you know it!!
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Traciann brundage Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I shaved mine and use my little guys exama lotion from avenoo .
    about 7 years Comment Flag
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    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    My hair stylist found me a product that is marketed for thinning hair but many chemo patients are finding it helpful. It's called L
    about 7 years Flag
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      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Sheesh. Fat fingers! It's made by L'Anza and called Healing Nourish. It's a 3 part treatment of shampoo( sounds stupid but still need to clean your scalp) conditioner and a spray. It's a little on the pricey side at $55 wholesale but well worth...

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      Sheesh. Fat fingers! It's made by L'Anza and called Healing Nourish. It's a 3 part treatment of shampoo( sounds stupid but still need to clean your scalp) conditioner and a spray. It's a little on the pricey side at $55 wholesale but well worth it.

      about 7 years Flag

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