I just finished my two week dosage around my lips and nose. The dermotologist told me NOT to put it directly on my lips but to put it between the nose and lip and then under the lower lip and, somehow, it goes to the lips. and it did. I only had cancer on my lower lip and it made my lip raw and swollen but not it is better. Also put it on my nose and now have beet red spots on nose, below and above lip. But do not put it directly on your lips also because you do NOT want to get it in your mouth.
I have read the comments about using Fluorouracil on your lips. Are you using 5% or .5%? My prescription is .5%. This is my first day but I am getting nervous with the reviews. Would appreciate comments.
I have finished treating my lower lip with a mixture of 5-FU mixed with Calcipotriene. By adding the second ingredient the treatment is accelerated and more effective. I treated my lower lip with 2 applications per day for 7 days. By the 5th day there was a marked reaction and the skin surface broke down on day 7. I'm now on day 5 of post and the pain and discomfort have been extreme. Aquafor is essential to keep the tissue moist. I used this same method on my scalp with an excellent result. I highly recommend this protocol
Well this should cheer everyone up. I had actintic Chelitis on my lips. I was given a treatment of Fluorourail 5 for 12 days. It burned, blistered, hurt like anything and looked gross. A month later my lips still burned. Dr said it takes time. Went back after 3 months post treatment and now my lips, tongue and inside my mouth were burning. Dr gave me cream samples. After 6 months post treatment I went to a different Dermatologist. He said I had an infection and gave Cipro. Several months after that went to Neurologist and he just wanted to know how much this burning actually effected my life. (Not kidding) Over a year after treatment I went back to the first Derma Dr, he told me it is either a vitamin decrease, angry mouth syndrome or I need psychiatric care. He finally did a biopsy. ( again not kidding) ON my recent return visit the biopsy showed a dermatitis. He said it "could" be from medication I am on, but not the flourouracil treatment.
I'm 69 years old and never had an issue like this until after that treatment. I'm going to keep looking for an answer and a treatment. I have been left with burning lips, mouth and tongue for over 15 months now.
- Fluorouracil Information for Consumers
- Fluorouracil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fluorouracil (detailed)
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