I’m sure you have stocked up on hand wash and alcogel at home to sanitize your hands and prevent infection. However, too much washing and alcogel can dry up your hands. Be sure to also bring a hand cream in your bag as well to keep your palms moisturized. Apply this every after washing or whenever your hands feel dry. This will help prevent cracking of your skin and prevent entry of bacteria or allergens.

Cancer patients should care for their hands and feet because they can have hand – foot syndrome (HFS) or hand foot skin reactions (HFSR) as side effects from their medications. Those who are on chemotherapy, such as capecitabine, cytarabine, doxorubicin, flurouracil, docetaxel, and paclitaxel, should watch out for painful redness and peeling in the hands and feet. Patients who are taking tyrosine kinase inhibitors, such as axitinib, regorafenib, sorafenib and sunitinib, may have thick painful callus on pressure areas of their palms and soles.

Here are some skin care tips for the hands and feet for cancer patients:

Know more about how to care for your skin in “Staying Beautiful and Hopeful: A Cancer Patient’s Skin Guide”.

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