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How to prevent burn from radiation therapy?

November 02, 2017

How to prevent burn from radiation therapy?

How to prevent burn from radiation therapy?

Radiation therapy is known to create burn at the surface of the skin over the course of the treatment.  Patients eventually need to have the affected skin covered with a wound dressing.

A few years ago a young lady came to visit me at my stall at the market in Brisbane with this exact concern.

She started using the calendula and comfrey ointment at the very beginning of the following round of treatment.  Toward the end of the series of treatment the nurses working at the unit noticed she had no burn and no need for wound dressing.  They were curious to know what she had been using.  The client showed them the calendula and comfrey ointment.  They looked at the ingredients:  calendula oil, comfrey oil, olive oil, beeswax.  They nodded at the simple, pure and effective ingredients listed as well as the obvious results they could see.

A similar story happened very recently with a lady having radiation therapy. Her visiting doctor asked to see her burn to which she replied she had none.  He didn’t believe her.  She showed him the radiation site on her body and to his surprise he saw no sign of burn.  He told her that in 25 years of practice he had never seen such a thing.

 

How does this work?

The ingredients of the ointment are responsible for the great results in preventing the burn. 

  • Calendula oil is vulnerary so it heals the skin as well as being anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
  • Comfrey oil helps to recreate the skin tissues.
  • Olive oil is rich in vitamin, it moisturises the skin while being anti-bacterial
  • Beeswax is a naturally occurring ingredient which is anti-bacterial and healing for the skin.

This simple, natural product makes a real difference in preventing burn when undergoing radiation therapy.





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