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to shave or not to shave?

I'll be starting Efudex in 2 weeks on my cheek. With all the redness and scabbing, how do you deal with shaving? thanks

  1. are you starting your treatment this weekend? While I do not have personal experience with shaving and using Efudex, I can only imagine how uncomfortable that may be. Were you by chance able to reach out to your doctor about this? -Julie (team member)

    1. Thanks for replying. I started last week applying it nightly and covering day and night, following dr instructions. Doctor suggested I not shave for the duration of the treatment. I'd rather not but I will do what I have to do. Once the skin begins peeling, I would stop the treatment as the dr suggested and would shave once the skin has healed. Then resume the treatment. I need 42 applications as opposed to 2 or 3 months as I have seen from other posts.

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