Action Cards: Skin & Nail Changes

Use these card decks to help manage your symptoms from cancer treatment.


Skin & Nail Changes

Cancer treatments may cause a range of skin and nail changes, including color changes, redness, itching, dryness, and rashes. You can take care of most of these yourself.

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  • Try gentle products. Use mild soaps, lotions, and creams.

  • Protect your skin from the sun. Wear loose-fitting clothing and a hat when outdoors. Check with your health care team if it’s okay to use sunscreen.

  • Avoid hot water. Shower in lukewarm water and avoid baths.

  • Wear gloves. Cover your hands when you wash the dishes, clean the house, or work in the garden.

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