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Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
9/1/2014 3:33:23 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Not sure how to rate this drug yet. I just finished 14 days of .5%, daily use. I have sore, burning, bright red, and pealing face and chest. I also have some scabs on my chest. I did go to work one day this week and in the clinic where I work, nurses told me it looked like the measles and I should be sure to tell people it was not contagious. I tried to calm it down with Aloe Vera Gel, but that re ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
7/15/2014 1:35:59 PM

Reviewer: mrrick, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Cannot figure out how to revise or edit my earlier post, so I write again. After some quick searching, I find the Mayo Clinic recommends a 5% cream for those with skin cancer. If I had cancer, I cd be persuaded to do this, but I presented with one small rough patch, for which the Mayo recommends 0.5% or 1%. This makes sense now, as it seems I've been taking 5 or 10 times the correct dose. I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
7/15/2014 3:15:46 AM

Reviewer: mrrick, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This stuff keeps attacking the skin days after it's applied. I was told to use it for 21 days, but just couldn't take any more after 16. IMO, one should not apply it after skin has scaled over, as it gets trapped on the edges of the scales and scabs and burns its way down into the flesh. For me, it was way too strong and hurt far too much. I look like a blast victim and can hardly open my ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
12/3/2013 10:49:51 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
On day 11 of 14 day single daily dose treatment on my upper chest. My doctor indicated that if there was no abnormal cells, I would have no reaction. Well, who knew! My chest is completely crusted over the itching is almost unbearable, but I am staying with it. I didn't realize there was so much damage. I will definately be ready to start applying the healing cream in three more days. Us ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
10/29/2013 10:01:56 AM

Reviewer: igottasay, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I used this drug for three weeks, twice per day. Unsightly red spots, two large areas on my temples, sore (like a bad sun burn. Last day resulted in a small amount of bleeding on my forehead. Much better than developing cancer. I persevered thru the pain taking an over the counter pain medication. Realize the sore red areas prove the medication is working. Now I simply wait for the healing proce ... Show Full Comment

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