Coping with Skin Conditions in Childhood Cancer
Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the overall treatment plan.
Most of us already know that certain cancer treatments can, in addition to slowing or stopping the growth of cancer, make a person’s hair fall out, but not everyone knows that cancer treatments can also affect a person’s skin, hair, and nails.
Skin problems from cancer treatment are often not severe may get better over time, while others may not go away. Some individuals struggle to cope with skin conditions cause by cancer treatment because they cause visible changes to the body.
Depending on the cause of the skin condition, it can present in various forms, such as rashes, redness, and other types of skin irritation such as blisters, peeling, or swelling in the area of treatment.
This article will introduce you to the signs and symptoms of skin problems that your child may face when undergoing cancer treatment, causes, how to treat or manage those problems, and will also provide you with some good Tips for Children with a Sensitive Skin.
“Wearing loose, soft cotton clothing may also help with your child’s discomfort, and special makeup or concealers can help cover up pimples, rashes, or other skin imperfections and improve the skin’s appearance.”
Most of the time, prevention is the best way to manage skin problems.
Read more about the Effects, Signs and Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment and more regarding Skin Conditions on our static page, Skin Conditions in Childhood Cancer
Posted on 11 July, 2016, in Blog, Cancer Treatments and tagged cancer, Child Cancer Awareness, childhood cancer, Children with Cancer, Fighting Cancer, Little Fighters Cancer Trust, side effects, Skin Conditions, skin problems. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.