Healing, regenerating cream (sunburn, wounds, irritated skin ...)

Healing, regenerating cream (sunburn, wounds, irritated skin ...)

With honey and medicinal plants extracts : Horsetail, Calendula, Cornflower and Mallow.
Rich in Carmelite water.

No preservatives. Product sterility and actives preservation guaranteed by a patented process..
 

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How to prevent radiotherapy burns ( skin rash) ?

On 15/04/2014 By Alexandra

Rays sometimes cause reactions in the skin. After two weeks of treatment, the most common reaction is redness of the skin at the irradiated area . This redness, skin rash called, is similar to a sunburn. It varies according to skin type. The skin then starts to peel and the redness disappears. While current techniques have greatly reduced the frequency and severity of these reactions, they are most common during radiation to the breast . Their appearance may be limited or reduced in intensity following recommendations:

• avoid putting alcohol products (perfumes, lotions, deodorants ... ) or greasy creams on the treated area before session .

• Avoid tight and prefer the wide and soft clothing in contact with the skin .Choose natural fibres(cotton, silk ..) rather than synthetic clothing .

• Use ultra-rich soap bar to toilet the treated area. It should be made ​​gently without rubbing the treated area with soap and warm water. Water running on the soap and then onto the body.Avoid showering or bathing too hot.

• Do not expose the treated area to the sun during treatment and in the following year

Apply moisturizing cream recommended by you doctor to avoid tightness of the skin between the sessions but never before sceance. If these burns appear, you must consult your oncologist , radiation oncologist .

• Use, after treatment , a product recommended by the doctor to dry the skin,  to clean any wound or oozing .

Some medicines cause particular awareness rays. They are called photosensitizers . It is important to inform the doctor about all medicines you take and take nothing without notice from the radiotherapist - oncologist .


Radiotherapy and cystitis

On 15/04/2014 By Alexandra

A potential adverse event of radiotherapy is post-radiation cystitis. Its symptoms may appear straight ahead or in a 10 years period of time, with a median of 2 years after the end of radiations.

Sevene Pharma has developed Urocalm® ( click on the following link : http://en.sevenepharma.com/our-medicines/urogenital-system/urocalm.html).

It’s a 100% natural treatment against cystitis with great efficacy  and  an outstanding tolerability.


Palmarplantar Erythrodysaesthesia Syndrome ( Hand-foot skin reactions)

On 15/04/2014 By Alexandra

Chemotherapy treatments strongly  affect your hands and feet. Hand-foot skin reactions are characterized by poor skin, linked with daily small trauma, can be an inconvenience. It is manifested by redness, swelling, drying of the skin, small bubbles or blisters, sensations of tightness, tingling or, sometimes, of pain. It starts, mainly, 2 to 3 months from the beginning of treatment.

It depends from the medication, the dosage and the length of exposure to treatment. The hand-foot sking reactions are seen with some medication class only. Apply nourishing creams, care treatment for sensitive skin several times a day.

Melisev® is a 100% natural alternative solution, very well tolerated which relieves redness and moisturizes the skin.

ESSENTIAL GESTURES

To avoid

  • Avoid exposing your hands and feet to the heat, for example to warm water
  • Avoid all the activities which lead to friction or even light pressure on hands/feet : such as washing thoroughly, holding tools and household appliances, driving and walking for a long time.
  • Do not use bandage nor sticky tape tight over your skin.
  • Avoid wearing gloves, socks and shoes too tight, jewels.
  • Wear comfortable and loose garnment, flexible shoes, loose with sole and cushion combined.

Protect and relieve                                                                                                                              

  • Apply often and generously an emollient cream to hands and feet, especially in fold and chapping without rubbing in when applying.
  • Take your shower with warm but not hot water.
  • Keep your hands and feet fresh.
  • Lift leg off the floor on cushions as much as possible.
  • Talk with your physician about medication that might relieve you such as : painkillers, B6 vitamin to avoid swelling, corticosteroids

EXTRA LITTLE TOUCHES

  • Rest your hands palms or sole of the feet on an ice bag or frozen vegetables bag for 15-20 minutes. You can even put cold gel sole in your shoes.
  • Soak your hands/feet in cold water or 15 minutes, 3-4 times a day if possible


Supportive care treatments in oncology

On 15/04/2014 By Alexandra

In recent years, complementary and alternative medicines are more and more used by patients with chemotherapy or radiotherapy with a real benefit in QoL, tolerability, compliance with medication. Several papers show the benefits of supportive care treatments, such as homeopathy but also different techniques to increase well-being and relaxing of patient without interfering with classical treatments.

Used  to increase well-being and tolerability of chemotherapy, Digeodren® homeopathic globules is an unique complex of medicinal plants who supports the hepatobiliary system, highly used to detoxify chemotherapy treatments. By its formulation, Digeodren® protects the liver and improves the liver detoxification.

Soothing and regenerating gel  Melisev® improves quality of life of patients in radiotherapy. By its formulation with soothing and regenerating medicinal plants and honey, free from preservatives, Melisev® prevents and soothes burns induced by radiotherapy  by soothing the burning sensation and protecting the skin. It favours skin recovery and resurfacing.


Brief background to breast cancer

On 03/02/2014 By Alexandra

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women: 1 in 8 women is currently concerned. Breast cancer accounts for 52,000 new cases in France in 2010.

2 of 3 breast cancers occurring post menopause. Breast cancer expresses in more and more younger persons : 7% of women affected are under 40 years, while this figure was 5.6% in 2002 ( French Society senology and Breast Pathology, October 2010).

Breast cancer detected early is easier to treat and carries less risk of sequelae. When detected early , it can be treated better and allows a reduction in mortality of 25%. Half of the cancers are detected at a size of less than 2 cm .

When the tumor size remains less than 1 cm and no nodal involvement was found , the chances of survival at 5 years is at least 90%.

The vast majority of breast cancer may lead to a cure. Of the 52,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed each year in France , 84% are alive five years after diagnosis. The tumor characteristics determine the choice of treatment .

1/The choice of surgical techniques depend on the characteristics of the tumor. Surgery is more effective and less mutilating  nowadays.

2 / Breast Radiotherapy consolidates the effect of the surgery. This treatment applies to the breast concerned , if it has not been removed and is used to destroy cancer cells through radiation delivered . It is generally carried out over a period of 5 to 6 weeks and does not require hospitalization . It can often lead alone to total remission and gives less side effects than chemotherapy.

3/Chemotherapy which allows diffusion of drug intended to destroy tumor cells is usually performed before surgery .
4/ Hormonal therapy is offered in women with hormone-dependent cancer of the breast that has receptors for estrogen.
 

Melisev ® helps prevent some side effects of radiotherapy such as burns These cutaneous side effects are a major concern for patients and the medical staff since, beyond the discomfort , they can lead to treatment disruption.