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Question: fluoroplex solution


 jomar13 - Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:45 am

I do not have and have not had any skin cancer. There has not been any skin cancers in my family. My dermotolgist recommended applying 1% .5 F.U. Fluoroplex Solution 30C to my arms and face twice in one day weekly forever. any comments, please
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:22 pm

User avatar Hello,From your age I can understand that the possible diagnosis in your case was Actinic keratosis by your dermatologist.This is not maliganat but could have potential to become in long term.Recently 5FU is given as pulse therapy with weekly local applications on long term basis with least side effects of this potent drug to an acceptable level.Being more recent form of treatment you need to keep tract with your dermatologist should a alteration of therapy be considered anytime if there are flareups or other side effects, if ever they occur.Best wishes.
 jomar13 - Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:27 pm

Thank you for your response.
Now in addition to the fluoroplex pulse treatment of my face and arms, he is recommending Tazorac Gel .1% twice daily and has given me samples of Tazorac, Differin, Retin-A Micro, and 2 types of moisturizers.
I don't have fair skin and even though I wear sleeveless shirts I do not have a tan line. I do not spend much time in the sun. I even swim at a shaded pool.
Are Fluotoplex and Tazorac compatable. This all seems a little extreme to me!

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