The hand and foot syndrome I think I am learning more about and believe that the cold wraps during the chemo admn and after may be helpful to prevent access of chemo to pals and soles. I read in another blog that Rx Decadron 10 mg during infusion accompanied by Dexamethsaone 4mg tab, 2 x a day the day before, of and after, significant reduces this HFS. Anyone have experience with this or other suggestions?
When I was getting chemo, I was given 40mg of Decadron with each treatment. I never had hand and foot syndrome. You immune system is usually low while on chemo, which opens you up to these type of things. I suggest you discuss options to treat the HFS with your oncologist.
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