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    Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
    1/21/2020 9:55:11 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Every time I use Efudex, even on a small area, I feel mildly nauseated and the skin on my hands gets painfully dry. Doctors keep telling me that this isn't caused by the Efudex, and I keep believing them. I use it again, and by day 10 I'm nauseated and the skin on my hands is once again like sandpaper, dry and cracked.

    Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
    10/8/2019 10:21:17 AM

    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 read a lot of horror stories online which was a mistake. I found this treatment to be nothing as harsh as others have related here. I did the upper lip for 10 days forehead and nose for 14. I have less wrinkles and less precancerous cells on my face. It was easy to use...just dont go online and read the horror stories

    Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
    4/9/2019 9:00:19 AM

    Reviewer: no pain no gain ??????, 75 or over on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I could not go thru this again, it's so painful and the itching never lets up, the itching is the worst, my head feels like it's on fire, can't sleep, the only temporary relief is to put a piece of towelling soaked in cold water and squeeze out the excess water, gives relief for 30 to 60 minutes, then the towelling feels so hot almost like it would catch fire, do not do this until yo ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
    10/8/2017 8:03:33 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Legs and arm treatment did not hurt just itch.Full chest area very painful,itchy,and burning sensation.This is second time in a year to use.Hoping the red spots will heal better.

    Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
    8/1/2017 1:45:31 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I started on this to treat dry flaky skin on my nose and some patchy areas on my forehead and at the corner of my lip. I had many reservations about starting this medication (I'm a former cancer nurse) and I wish I'd listened to my gut. The pain and burning was more than I could tolerate. I developed every side effect documented, poor sleep, emotional instability, constant bleeding from ... Show Full Comment

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