the first week of radiotherapy I didn't have too much trouble, a slight pinkness of the area that was treated, but otherwise OK. However then the pain and itching kicked in - it was like the worst sunburn ever, keeping me awake at nights and just generally unbearable (my oncology nurse called it the 'notorious day 10 effect')
At the height of the discomfort my oncologist gave me a prescription for Hydrocortison cream 10mg/g - which really helped against the itching and the heat
One of the oncology nurses recommended Cetomacrogol as a cream to rub into the area and at the end of my treatment the area was very red and felt like 'snakeskin' - very dry and unpleasant to the touch.
You can buy this cream over the counter at the chemist without prescription.
2 months after the end of my radiotherapy I still use the Cetomacrogol daily after my shower
My skin is complete healed and feels/looks like normal
I just wanted to give you this information as sometimes it is not offered. Please do not suffer, ask for some cream
have a lovely day