Hello, and thank you for your supportive site. I have recently had a Squamous cancer cut out from my scalp and in my follow up, after I raised a query about a couple of other small similar growths, I was given efudix cream to use on my scalp twice a day for 3 weeks. I have nearly completed 2 weeks and, after initial weeping from the scalp, it is crusting up all over the scalp as expected. Whilst I have read a lot on your site as well as the accompanying leaflets with the cream, I have 2 questions. First, am I okay to continue putting the cream onto the scalp & directly onto the crusty & flaking areas?
The second query is over the last 2-3 days, I developed swelling round the eyes and slightly around the top of the nose & forehead. The cream is not being used on these areas. The eyes looked liked I had been punched but without the bruising! It is not itchy, not red nor inflamed and is not causing pain in or around the area; the swelling is now mainly around one eye. Is this a possible, albeit not often reported, side affect of the cream/treatment.
I am male & 64 years old.
TIA of your advice.