Or do you leave the cream on and apply the moisturizer over it?
Fluorouracil - After 2 hours it says you can use moisturizer. Should I wash my face first?
Question posted by Cahamilton on 19 Sep 2016
Last updated on 7 November 2016
No, otherwise you risk removing some of the remaining medication that has yet to be absorbed.
Fluorouracil is a topical cream used to treat simple skin cancers and solar keratosis caused by the sun. It kills the abnormal skin cells and normal skin grows back. As you use fluorouracil, the area of skin you are treating will become red, itchy, swollen and sore. The top layer of skin may bleed, blister and peel before it begins to heal. This reaction can be quite severe, but it is only temporary.
- Fluorouracil uses and safety info
- Fluorouracil information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Fluorouracil (detailed)
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