Alopecia– Hair loss associated with chemotherapeutic drugs
Dermatitis– A generalized term for skin that experiences an inflammatory, red,
itchy raised rash.
Dysethesia– “Feels like ants are crawling on my skin” sensation, a tingly feeling.
It’s an irritating feeling, not really painful. Often over the counter, especially, Sea Active™ Skincare serums, lotions or balms seem to help this resolve.
Edema– Swelling or puffiness of the skin caused by an increase in interstitial fluid
Erythema– Skin that appears inflamed and red
Erythrodysesthesia (hand-foot syndrome)– Irritation, cracking and peeling of the skin on
hands and feet.
Fissures– A small cut, similar to a paper cut, or break in the skin (without cause)
Hyperpigmentation– A deepening or darkening of the pigment in the skin causing a blotchiness or uneven skin coloration. This can also happen to nails
Radiation fibrosis– Scar tissue resulting from radiation therapy
Radiation recall– A reaction to previously irradiated skin when chemotherapy is provided; the area that had been radiation often resembles a severe sunburn- that area itches, appears red and may even experienced a burning sensation.
Telangiectasia– Dilated, surface blood vessels that appear as red, purple or blue spots on the skin. They are commonly found on the face, upper chest or neck.
Xerosis– Dry skin