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Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
9/7/2014 3:16:57 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Have been using med for 5 days on face and neck. red scabby areas have appeared all over my face and neck. I can only hope that this condition begins fading soon.

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
3/9/2014 5:58:01 AM

Reviewer: unknown, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Efudex has been a miracle salve that has dissolved cancerous spots on face and arms. An ugly scab results but when it clears, the spot is totally gone. Finding it totally impossible to find outside the US, however! Help!

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
2/25/2014 10:49:06 PM

Reviewer: Barney Bill, 75 or over Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Have used efudex many times over the years. Using now on forehead. After three weeks results are showing however I am experiencing some emotional discomfort, which is noted in product literature. Have applied good quality calming skin lotion to affected areas and mental disposition has improved. Don't be alarmed if you experience emotional problems or insomnia with use of Efudex.

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
11/20/2013 2:31:28 PM

Reviewer: Rogerbee, 65-74 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 have had actinic keratosis on my forehead, temples and ears for many years - flaky red patches that itch. Some have been successfully treated by liquid nitrogen but this treatment is not generally used for larger areas. I saw the tv advert for Efudix and queried with my doctor whether this treatment would be suitable for my condition. She went through the various pros and cons making sure that I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
12/29/2012 11:50:34 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was not aware of how toxic this drug is and lost a dog who chewed the tube.

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