Efudix cream is a wonderful invention. Is invention the correct word?
Here are some images and links about Efudix for those unfamiliar with it.
Efudix is a trade name. Sometimes the spelling is slightly different. Other brands exist using the same active ingredient.
|This woman is using Efudix on her face to treat the sun cancers.|
When I have done the whole face like this I felt sick.
Now I do just half the face one year and the other half the next year.
I am proud to say I have just finished using Efudix on my left arm. I believe I have treated about three hundred solar keratoses this time. Hopefully most will be successful. I used the cream for two weeks, morning and evening. I stopped when I could not take any more and I thought the job was done. Now the dead crusts are falling off leaving red marks. Those marks will fade and my life will get better.
|You can read her story on this site.|
Is it all my fault? No. I do not play sport in the sun. I did as a child but I used protection even then. My mother brought home UV cream in the 1960s from the clinic in Brisbane. She insisted we use it. I do not sunbake or lounge around by the pool. I do not go fishing or go out on the water. My skin just reacts strongly to UV radiation.
Will I die from this? No. The type of keratoses and sun cancers in these pictures cause disfigurement not death. They can and frequently do trigger other cancers in the body. People die from those. This is not melanoma.
There are several other treatments for sun cancer that do not involve cutting lumps out and leaving horrible scars. A dermatologist is the person to ask about these. I have used other treatments.
Never simply treat sun cancers with something your friends talked about. Always get proper medical advice. Follow the instructions. If there is pain, get help.
|Not my arm.|
My arm was similar in the easy patches and worse in other areas.
I have written before about using Efudix, in July. Here is the link to that post. http://louise-twentyfourseven.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/efudix-cream-happiness.html