What is Flamigel
®RT is a protective gel that guards from radiotherapy induced dermatitis. Flamigel
®RT reduces the incidence of moist desquamation (breakdown of the skin with oozing) when your skin is treated with radiotherapy and delays its onset should it still occur.
How should I apply Flamigel
Apply a liberal amount of Flamigel
®RT 3 times per day to skin in the area being treated with radiotherapy and a large zone around it and gently massage. Do not apply Flamigel
®RT immediately before each radiotherapy session.
How long after my radiotherapy has ended should I continue to use Flamigel
You can continue to apply for longer if your skin is still red and sore. However we advise that you continue tu use Flamigel
®RT until 7 to 10 days after the end of the radiation treatment. In case of doubt, consult your physician, pharmacist or radiotherapy nurse on how much longer you should continue to apply Flamigel
Are there any precautions I should know about?
Do not use Flamigel
®RT in the eyes or on the eyelids. If that happens, rinse your eyes with running water and consult a doctor. Do not use Flamigel
®RT when you know that you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If symptoms worsen and you are concerned, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What should I do if I need further help/advice?
If you have any concerns about using Flamigel
®RT or the area of skin you are applying it to, please contact your health care professional for help and advice.
®RT prevent me from developing a skin reaction due to my radiotherapy treatment?
It is very difficult to prevent a skin reaction from occuring. Flamigel
®RT is a smooth protective gel, which when applied to the skin, builds a protective barrier that protects and supports skin regeneration between radiation sessions.
How will it help me?
®RT will provide a protective barrier. Flamigel
®RT will help to soothe pain 1 and reduce redness. Flamigel
®RT is not sticky or greasy. Flamigel ®RT is easy to apply. This means that you can apply Flamigel ®RT and get dressed without having to cover the area with a dressing or wait for it to dry.