Customer Questions about Using Curaderm
I have used Curaderm twice now for extended periods and what seemed to work very well. The area grew new skin and looked fine. The small skin cancer disappeared but now seems to be returning. Is there something I am not doing wrong? I have started treatment again. Please advise and thank you.
Answer from Curaderm-BEC5
Yes, you can use the Curaderm again on the same area of skin. Since Curaderm does not scar the skin tissue there is nothing to worry about. The return of the lesion could be new areas, or, in some rare cases a return of the original skin cancer. Clinical trials followed subjects for 10 years and no return was documented. So, in any case, new damaged cells or a return of the same case as before, re-use of Curaderm cream is absolutely fine.
I have started using curaderm on a small skin cancer on my leg. I am unsure from the information supplied whether or not the treated area should be washed with soap and water before each application of the crème. Could you advise me on this please.
Answer from Curaderm BEC5 Support
Please see simple steps to cleaning and applying BEC5 creme.
1. Identify affected site.
2. Wash with antibacterial soap and rinse with running water
3. Use a clean clothe to dry affected site
4. Apply a smear of BEC5 creme
5. Cover with micropore paper surgical tape
6. Do NOT use any gauze.
After the first application, BEC5 will start tracing cancer cells. This will be observed when you remove old dressing in the evening.
From that stage onwards, please follow simple steps below.
1. Remove micropore paper surgical tape
2. Wash are with antiseptic solution ( Hibiclins is recommended, otherwise any normal antiseptic solution is ok)
3. Rinse with running water
4. Wash again with antibacterial soap and rinse again with running water
5. Use a clean clothe to dry the area thoroughly.
6. Apply BEC5 creme on the center of the original lesion
7. Dress again with micropore paper surgical tape
Follow this step everyday until your treatment’s complete. I will be available at this email address to answer any treatment questions you may have regarding Curaderm-BEC5.
I have been using the Bec5 for about 4 weeks, normally twice daily, sometimes more.
The site on my leg has a yellow centre which now appears to getting smaller very slowly. Today there has been fluid seeping from around this centre ‘plug’. The surrounding area is very red and tender and the skin is painful when I remove the micropore dressing. This surrounding skin has peeled off several times. Is all of this normal?
The photos on your website do not show any sites with the yellow ‘plug’ that has formed on mine.
Answer from Curaderm BEC5
Yes, actually those are pretty normal. The yellow ‘plug’ could either be left over creme or dead skin. The best suggested thing you should do is wet the area until it is very soft enough to be flaked off. Flake off or wash the yellow stuff out and re apply Curaderm creme as normal. Stop whatever you are doing if it bleeds. Rinse the area with antiseptic and apply BEC5 creme as normal.
You can also hold an ice bag to the surrounding areas to help ease any pain or swelling. Pain killers can be taken too if you wish. It can not affect your treatment.
I have been using the Curaderm for about 1 week, It is very painful to put on and the Basil Cell is bleeding slightly with pus coming out. Is this normal?
Curaderm treatment answer
What you are currently witnessing is totally normal through out Curaderm treatment process. The slight pain and pus signifies that the active ingredient BEC5 is penetrating and eliminating the cancerous cells one by one pushing them out from your body as yellowish pus. The bleeding is quite normal due to sin sensitivity, so please just cleanse the bleeding away and then reapply Curaderm as a new application.
Follow up question on next stage
I am just finishing week 12 with the cream, it is very painful still and pus is still coming out. I did have a rather advanced Basil Cell on the back of my neck, although my husband says he thinks it is getting smaller and less deep I am still concerned about the depth of the sore. What should I expect? Is it normal to feel such intense burning when applying the cream? And is it normal for it to take longer than 12 weeks?
Reply on the Curaderm healing stages how to use Curaderm-BEC5
Your treatment’s not yet over if you are still experiencing puss/discharge. Puss are dead cancer cells being pushed out of the lesion after being destroyed by the natural active, BEC5.
You will know when to stop treatment only when fresh new skin completly covers the area and when there are no more open sores on treated site.
Burning sensation is normal, however, it only last for 5-15 minutes for most patients. Sometimes treatment may take longer than expected due to the amount of cancer cells present.
The below chart indicates what has happened when using the BEC5.
First 2 1/2 months – applied BEC5 2x day or more (very little pus drainage but skin got red, itched and opened up some). Used product until skin closed completely.
Second 3 months – applied BEC5 2 x day or more (very little pus drainage but skin got red, itched and opened up some). Used product until skin closed completely.
Third 5+ months and present – applied BEC5 2 x day or more (had above reaction but had significant pus drainage). Still treating lesion but completed area is still pink and with physical exercise the area turns bright red or when overexerted gets much redder.
Curaderm-BEC5 Answer – Using Tamanu Oil after Treatment
Please note the reactions are very normal with Curaderm-BEC5 treatment. Pus drainage will continue as long as cancer cells are being destroyed, until they are all being destroyed. The reddness are normal on some patients depending on their skin sensitivity, however, the reddness will slowly fade away.
Most patients are using TAMANU OIL to help remove the reddness much faster and revitalize the skin.
My lip is so raw right now I am very concerned about putting the cream on. I am putting Neosporin on it in hopes to heal/protect the raw area but it is still painful and becomes even more so when most any type of food comes in contact. The salicylic acid must be what made the lip peel after only 40 mins. I am very concerned that repeated treatments at this point will just take all the skin off of my lower lip because of how harsh the salicylic acid is. (leaving me with no skin at all) I am wondering if this treatment is just too harsh for a lip. If there was a BEC cream that contained little if any salicylic acid AFTER my lip became raw I would use it but I am really afraid of using more of the Curaderm now. Any further advice would be appreciated. Is it possible that using the sun cream/sun block with BEC could help me continue on this very raw lip?
Answer from Curaderm BEC5
The lip area is one of the areas that are very sensitive to treat, which you are aware of. The best thing to do it to only apply a small amount of BEC5 creme on the spot without covering. Do this with a 20 minutes or 30 minutes interval. This should help ease the peeling a little bit. The peeling won’t affect your treatment, however, please ensure the area is kept dried at all times during treatment.
How long does one continue to treat the area with Curaderm and keep it covered?
Answer from Curaderm-BEC5 Support
Please note Curaderm-BEC5 treatment will continue until all cancer cells are destroyed. Once there are no more active cancer cells, the lesion will start shrinking as new skin tissue grows back slowly covering treated site.
Normaly treated area must be covered at all times. Two applications per day, once in the morning and another in the evening.
I have started my usage of Curaderm for BCC. About how long will I have to use the cream? So far, I have experienced much of what you stated: itchy, red and discolored area, and in general, the area does look a little worse than when I started–only two days ago. So, my central question is how long should I use Curaderm? A quick reply would be greatly appreciated as I am a little frightened.
Curaderm BEC5 Answer
TThe normal treatment regime for Curaderm-BEC5 is 7-60 days, however, treatment may be longer depending on the size of the lesion and how deep cancer cells have spread as BEC5 will have to trace all cancer cells right to it’s roots and destroy them before new skin may start to grow back.
I am an avid swimmer. May I continue to swim in chlorinated water? Many thanks
There is no problem at all in you swimming in a chloinated water, however, please make sure treated area is rinsed well with clean water and washed with antibacterial soap straight after your swim.
First, today ends the second full week of my treatment–so it’s been a full 14 days. Second, in the center of my wound, it is bright red with some small white spots–this has occured after a solid white layer has disappeared. Around the edges of my lesion there is a white scab like crust. It stings greatly (should it sting so much?) when I apply the Curaderm but for shorter periods of time each day. I apply it twice a day–morning and evening–I am covering it with paper surgical tape.
Answer from Curaderm BEC5
Please continue BEC5 application on the center where it still red but do not disturb the white spots, as those are new skin growing back. Apply only a very thin layer of BEC5 there enough so it covers the center, and dress as usual.
With the scab, you can either leave it until it falls off by itself, or soak it with water until it is soft enough to be flaked off. Flake it off and cleanse the area with antibiotic solution, rinse it apply BEC5 creme and cover with micropore paper tape as usual.
It is normal to sting that much due to your skin sensitivity and the small amount of salicylic acid which helps to lift up the skin to allow the natural BEC5 to trace the cancer cells. This sting will not last long, it will go away once treatments complete.
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