Chemotherapy Side Effects – Chemotherapy

Itchy skin and other skin problems

Chemotherapy rash - Leukemia Rashes
Chemotherapy rash – Itchy skin and other skin problems

The skin can peel, become reddish or dry. In these cases, it is usually itchy. Also, your fingers around the nails may appear drying and cracking. The nails may get discolored, ridged or brittle. You may even get acne in your face and body. Report any skin issues to the cancer care team.

Most over-the-counter medications are safe for use in these cases. Ask for suggestions to know what might be helpful in your case. While undergoing chemotherapy, it is particularly important to keep your skin covered and use an SPF30+ sunscreen when you’re on the outdoors.