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Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
2/4/2013 1:20:05 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
On day 15 of 21 day dose, the effects were very red and angry and significant swelling of entire face. Stopped at 18 days with doctors permission. Moisturize with vaseline or vanicream several times a day and I took 800 mg of ibuprofen for the burning and swelling. Doctor prescribed special cream for after care. Not pleasant at all but very effective.

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
1/21/2012 6:50:34 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I'm in week three (two of fluorouracil, now Prutect to moisten and heal). It's as everyone described, but not as bad. It's slightly itchy and I can't wait until I can wash my face again without pain, but totally bearable. I've been in numerous social situations (work, dinner out, board meetings, shopping, new Pilates class) without problem. I was afraid children would screa ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
11/25/2011 2:22:35 PM

Reviewer: mjs1444, 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:
Using this medication for 3 weeks,last day 11/14/11,my right cheek was very tender,blotchy,scabby. looking the way it was,I was really hoping to be cleared up by Thanksgiving. On 11/23,my cheek area was clearing up very nicely,with reddened color to the area. It still felt warm to the touch and quite tender. But by thanksgiving day,I say 99.9% cleaned uo and now able to shave over the area,but wit ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
11/13/2011 4:24:31 PM

Reviewer: michelob, 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 had a couple spots on my right cheek retun after they were burned off several years ago. Dr. prescribed fluorouracil and now into the 3rd. week.kin feels like melted olastic spread over cheek then allowed to harden. Sometimes itchy,also a burning feeling. Skin also is starting to dry in areas,cracking. re-check with Dr. in late Dec. Try to show only good side in pictures,and am getting quite ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
3/15/2011 2:38:19 PM

Reviewer: glassman, 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
What were almost invisible ak are now obvious red spots. Stopped after 4-5 days of visiable sores, They healed and went to other locations on the face. Too long a process but seems to be working. The biggest side effect is trying to explain to others than the appearance is due to treatment and not catching.

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