Fluorouracil Skin Treatment - Before, During, and After
Last updated: February 2023
This video is filled with some light-hearted humor to kind of take away the scariness of what happens when you use Fluorouracil.
This video takes you along on my journey of 24 days using the Fluorouracil (also known as Fluoroplex, Tolak, Efudex, Carac, and Adrucil) as a topical cream chemotherapy treatment. It can treat rough, raised areas of heavily sun-exposed skin (actinic or solar keratoses). It can also treat skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma).
Efudex is Fluorouracil topical cream 5%. It is used to treat areas of actinic keratosis and superficial basal cell carcinomas or skin cancers. I had to use the cream on my face twice a day for two weeks. The side effects were the unsightly red coloration, an occasional mild burning, and itching towards the end of using the cream the itching became more and more annoying.
My transformation is not as bad as others, however, I wanted to show viewers the reactions and what helped and what didn't work along with my Fluorouracil treatment.
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