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Skin reactions and radiationSSkin reactions and radiationSkin reactions and radiationEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodyNANon-drug treatmentPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z5.9000000000000073.0000000000000315.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>A skin reaction that is like a sunburn is a common side effect of radiation therapy. How much you react often depends on your skin and the area being treated. Your skin may become itchy or sore. Pale skin may turn red, dark skin may look darker. You may also experience swelling in the radiation area. Skin reactions usually go away within a few months of finishing treatment. </p>
Les réactions cutanées et la radiationLLes réactions cutanées et la radiationSkin reactions and radiationFrenchOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodyNANon-drug treatmentPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Une réaction cutanée semblable à un coup de soleil est un effet secondaire courant de la radiothérapie. L'ampleur de la réaction dépend souvent de ta peau et de la zone traitée. Tu pourras éprouver de la douleur ou des démangeaisons. La peau pâle peut virer au rouge, celle plus foncée l'être encore davantage. Tu pourrais également remarquer une enflure de la zone de radiation. Les réactions cutanées s'estompent habituellement dans les mois qui suivent la fin du traitement.</p>

 

 

 

 

Skin reactions and radiation3476.00000000000Skin reactions and radiationSkin reactions and radiationSEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodyNANon-drug treatmentPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z5.9000000000000073.0000000000000315.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>A skin reaction that is like a sunburn is a common side effect of radiation therapy. How much you react often depends on your skin and the area being treated. Your skin may become itchy or sore. Pale skin may turn red, dark skin may look darker. You may also experience swelling in the radiation area. Skin reactions usually go away within a few months of finishing treatment. </p><p>Your health-care team will monitor your skin during your treatment. Be sure to let them know if you notice any changes.</p><div class="caution"><h3>Precaution</h3><p>Some skin care products can make your skin irritation worse or can interfere with how well radiation works. Be sure to talk to your health-care team before you put anything on the skin in your treatment area!</p></div><p>Here are some tips for caring for your skin while you’re having radiation.</p><ul><li>Wash the treatment area with lukewarm water and gently pat it dry with a soft towel. Rubbing can bother the skin.</li><li>Soaps, powders, scented lotions or perfumes can irritate your skin. If your skin is dry ask your radiation therapy team to recommend a gentle lotion.</li><li>Wear clothing that is comfortable and made of soft fabric. Avoid wearing tight clothes over your treatment area. Also avoid things that may rub such as jewellery and shoulder straps, or things that stick such as adhesive (sticky) bandages.</li><li><a href="/Article?contentid=3576&language=English">Avoid the sun</a>! Radiation makes your skin more sensitive to the sun for about a year after you finish treatment. If you’re going outside, the best option is to cover up with a hat or light clothing. Ask your doctor about sunscreen use before trying any on your skin. </li><li>You will likely lose the hair that grew in your treatment area. This may or may not grow back. </li></ul><p>Skin changes can affect how you feel about yourself and your body. You’ll learn more about ways to handle these feelings in the section on <a href="/Article?contentid=3532&language=English">self-image</a>.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Skin_changes_and_radiation.jpg