My husband has severe redness and blisters of his hands and pressure points on the sole of his feet.what makes it better?
I am also on Stivarga (120mg now instead of 160mg) and have experienced severe hand/foot syndrome to the point I can hardly walk. I have tried Naproxen in high doses (even though it is contraindicated) because it was initially effective in helping my pain but seems to have lost much effectiveness. Narcotics were not effective for me. I've tried lotions, creams, and ointments with little to no effect as well. I have found that the combo of naproxen and frequently icing my feet for 15 minutes at a time, as well as FREQUENTLY elevating my feet has been the only combination that has made much difference. I am 36 yrs old and a physician so I feel I must caution against the use of naproxen because of the bleeding risk. It was the only thing that gave me any relief and I have explained this to my oncologist, so please discuss this with your team prior to trying it if nothing else seems to be effective for you.
I have had ecsama on my hands and feet i am 32 and have had it my entire adult life i have been to three dermatoligest including the head of dermatoligy at yale and they all try the same things creams and ointments the only thing that has worked for me is keeping hands and feet as dry as posible using cotton gloves on my hands at nite while im sleeping help keep them dry and wene i have itching fits at nite it help not to tear skin apart also my reg doc put me on prednazone 20 mgs and this is the only thing that keeps it at bay it wont go away completly but it will help tremendasly with the blister and oozing and the flacky skin i understand that being on prednazone is not good for ur body if taken for long periods of time but its the only thing that stop the soars bleeding and soarness i hope this helps and sorry about my spelling!!! Lol
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