Dry Skin During Chemo

Managing Dry Skin During Chemotherapy

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Dry skin occurs when the layers of the skin lose moisture and is often a side effect of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy drugs can cause the skin to become dry, itchy and cracked. Constant scratching can lead to inflamed skin and risk infection.

Mdm Tan Gaik Moey, a sales executive, was diagnosed with cancer in early 2018 and started treatment soon after. 6 to 8 months later, both of her legs showed signs of skin reaction to drug therapy.

“After I started chemotherapy, my skin became dry, cracked and extremely itchy especially around my legs. This is one of the side effects of chemo drugs. I started scratching and big patches of unsightly red rash appeared. I even wore long pants to work to hide my skin condition.

Then, a friend recommended me to take OLIVA forte (Essence) an olive juice supplement. I read that olive is an anti-oxidant and has anti-inflammatory benefits. I took 2 capsules per day.

To my surprise, the itchiness subsided, I didn’t scratch anymore. 2 months later, the red rash had subsided and my skin looked almost back to normal.” said Mdm Tan.

Consider regaining healthier skin with OLIVA forte that works from within.