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Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
12/13/2012 4:11:25 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
2ND time on my face and its no fun it burns, itches, weaps, bleeds, scabs and people look at you like you have the plague. Hang in there baby it looks good when it heals but its no fun until then.

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
7/23/2012 5:24:18 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This drug was extremely effective on my facial actinic keratosis; I looked like a lobster for about 10 days but it was worth it; after 2 weeks my face looked 100% better

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
6/2/2012 1:32:32 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This is my second course of treatment with efudex. My first was about four years ago, and two years ago I used Levulan which is a photodynamic therapy method for certain skin conditions. My experience with the efudex has been very positive. I did experience some discomfort in the final few days of application and was given a prescription for a small dose of hydrocodone which helped tremendously ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
2/4/2012 7:58:16 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have used Efudex three times in six years and the results are incredible. 3-4 weeks of not such nice looking skin is worth the results.

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
6/20/2011 2:49:22 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My doctor said I would get small scabs after 1 week and then they would fall off. No problem. Easy. She didn't say I would have terrible pain, itchy skin (with a felling like I wanted to rip it off!), and it's day 17 and I fell horrible! I look horrible, and the scabs still haven;t formed, let alone fallen off. I didn't have any noticeable skin cancer. I was just a person who wnet in t ... Show Full Comment

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