Long story short the dermatologist said I was about the worst he has seen. I have awful bumps and ugly markings all over my arms and legs. He cut out 3 areas and will biopsy them. He froze very large portions on both my thighs, both arms and left ankle and 2 spots on my face. I will wait 4 weeks and then have to use the fluorouracil 5% cream on those worst areas for 4 weeks. My question is has anyone here had any hair loss using this cream? I am really scared of using it as of all the side effects I read on the label. Maybe someone could tell me a little bit more about this product that has used it.
Your delay in seeing a dermatologist has put you at risk of death from skin cancer. Don’t look for reasons not to treat it. I have used it many times and did not have hair loss. This drug is not pleasant to use and will Cause discomfort. There are adverse reactions that you should report to the doctor if they occur.
I have been using fluorouracil for about three and a half years and never experienced hair loss. I hate using this cream but I HATE even more the MOHS surgery and plastic surgery that I had before I began using fluorouracil. I too have had many basal cell cancers removed, frozen etc. Application of the cream can catch the skin cancer at the preactinic stage. The application areas turn red, crust and for me itch like crazy but is so worth it to avoid surgery.
Applications on the face are the least “fun” but I have had some success with wearing make up. I use my regular makeup base plus Dermablend. The is also a Dermablend for legs-I used this when I had to go to a wedding.
It has already been mentioned how serious skin cancer is. Good luck!
- Fluorouracil Information for Consumers
- Fluorouracil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fluorouracil (detailed)
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