I started using Efudex for about a week, applying it in the morning and again at night, which I don't think I should have done, but it worked quite well. Because of business obligations I discontinued it for 2 weeks, and my skin recovered and looked much better than at first. Now I've resumed on a once a day or once every two days schedule, and after a week my skin is very red and blotchy (as expected), but around one eye it is very red, skin broken, and crusty, and I'm getting a little swelling on my lips. These are both signs to stop and recover, so that's what I plan to do. Does anyone know what the effects are of 1 week on 2 weeks off (repeat) versus 8 weeks of continuous treatment?
Is Efudex as effective if used 1-2 weeks on, 2 weeks off?
Question posted by JimF sensitive skin on 17 April 2010
Last updated on 27 April 2010
I haven't used Efudex myself so don't really know if you have that sort of regime. I would suggest you talk to your dermatologist for best advise.
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