Reduce acneiform eruptions
I’ve got spots that won’t go away... Is that normal? My skin is sometimes really itchy, what can I do about it?
When you undergo targeted therapy, an eruption in the form of spots or redness often appears. These lesions are generally found locally around the nose, on the scalp, in the center of the back and on the chest. They may be combined with itchiness or a painful burning sensation, or become infected.
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.
Avène Thermal Spring Water
Soothes and softensFind out more
Gently moisturises sensitive skinFind out more
Nourishes and soothes feelings of itchiness due to dry skinFind out more
- Even in case of low UV index, protect yourself from the sun with a SPF50+ broad spectrum sunscreen applied 20 minutes before going outdoors. Reapply it every 2 hours, or more often in case of swimming or sweating and immediately after towel drying.
- Adapt your daily cleansing products.
- Apply an appropriate hydrating cream twice a day. Fragrance free products are ideal.
- Limit the risk of bacterial growth by using a copper/zinc based protective cream, such as Avène Cicalfate Restorative skin cream.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Body scrubs are not recommended for very irritated skin.
- Patients undergoing treatment should avoid exposure to sunlight, which can exacerbate the lesions.
- If you pick away at the lesions, you increase the risk of scarring.
- It is not true acne (no comedones or microcysts).
- It occurs mostly at the start of the treatment, in the first weeks.