hands and feet
My hands and feet are in a terrible state... What can I do about it?
Chemotherapy and targeted treatments can lead to significant side effects on the hands and feet: intense redness, thickening of the skin and pain around contact zones, chapping, cracking and dryness. This is commonly referred to as hand-foot syndrome. The resulting discomfort and pain can be extremely disabling, and in some cases can even force patients to stop the treatments producing the side effects.
Restorative skin cream
Helps soothe superficial irritations. Soothing effect and excellent tolerance of the cream on radiodermatitis*.Find out more
*Tolerance of combination treatment with sucralfate/Cu-Zn salts in radiodermatitis. Annals of dermatology (2008). Multicentric study on 47 patients with a malignant breast tumor requiring radiotherapy treatment on unbroken skin.
Repairing Barrier Cream
Restores and brings relief to dry, cracked handsFind out more
Nourishes and soothes feelings of itchiness due to dry skinFind out more
- Avoid walking for long periods at a time, make sure your shoes are not too tight and wear cotton socks.
- Wear cotton gloves for day-to-day tasks, and latex gloves for housework.
- Adapt your daily cleansing products.
- Apply emollients and repair products, including on and around your nails to hydrate them.
- Use occlusive bandages such as hydrocolloid dressings if need be.
- Consult a podiatrist if necessary.
- Avoid overly hot baths.
- It is ideal to keep fingernails short, avoiding manicures and fake nails.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Chapping, cracking and dryness appear after several weeks of treatment. It mostly affects the fingertips, the edges of the nails, and interphalangeal joints.
- These fissures demand attentive treatment once they appear.
- The colour, thickness, texture and growth of your nails can be significantly modified.