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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.

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
1/14/2012 11:26:47 AM

Reviewer: Dan, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Used 3 times over past year over various parts of scalp and face. Dose twice daily for 21 days. Week one there is very little impact. The effects escalate rapidly beginning day 11. Redness and blistering becomes noticeable. The pain peaks by day 13 and remains high until around day 17. Over the counter pain relief helps. Pain on the cheek area is the worst. Itchiness starts around day 17 (scalp is ... 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
1/12/2011 12:48:25 PM

Reviewer: NeverAgainWith5FU, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was told to use 5FU cream on my arms, hands and fingers for 5 weeks, twice daily. Areas affected proved to be larger than I expected. It is unsightly and much more painful than I was expecting. In week 6 now, stopped treatment last week. Arms are very sore, it's difficult to think of anything else. Just a constant burning. Certain areas became so raw as to bleed, and I d/c'd the cream in ... Show Full Comment

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