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How do creams, gels, and lotions help mycosis fungoides?

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These include corticosteroids, vitamin A medicines called retinoids, and chemotherapy drugs that are spread on the skin. They can clear the rash, control the cancer, and get rid of the itch.

From: What Is Mycosis Fungoides? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Lymphoma of the Skin," "Treatment for Specific Types of Skin Lymphoma," "Whole-body (systemic) Treatments for Skin Lymphomas."

Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation: "A Patient's Guide to Understanding Cutaneous Lymphoma," "Online Support Groups."

Genetics Home Reference: "Mycosis Fungoides."

Lymphoma Association (UK): "Managing Symptoms of Skin Lymphoma."

National Cancer Institute: "Mycosis Fungoides and the Sézary Syndrome Treatment."

New Zealand Dermatological Society: "Electron Beam Radiation for Cutaneous Lymphoma."

Stanford University Medicine: "Mycosis Fungoides/Sèzary Syndrome."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 14, 2016

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Lymphoma of the Skin," "Treatment for Specific Types of Skin Lymphoma," "Whole-body (systemic) Treatments for Skin Lymphomas."

Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation: "A Patient's Guide to Understanding Cutaneous Lymphoma," "Online Support Groups."

Genetics Home Reference: "Mycosis Fungoides."

Lymphoma Association (UK): "Managing Symptoms of Skin Lymphoma."

National Cancer Institute: "Mycosis Fungoides and the Sézary Syndrome Treatment."

New Zealand Dermatological Society: "Electron Beam Radiation for Cutaneous Lymphoma."

Stanford University Medicine: "Mycosis Fungoides/Sèzary Syndrome."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 14, 2016

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