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1What Do Chemo Patients Use To Regrow Hair?
Applying minoxidil — a drug approved for hair loss — to your scalp before and during chemotherapy isn’t likely to prevent your hair loss, although some research shows it may speed up your hair regrowth.
2What Supplements Should Not Be Taken During Chemotherapy?
Echinacea, curcumin, St. John’s wort, valerian root, and allium (an extract of garlic) — all are examples of herbal supplements that can disrupt the toxicity-efficacy balance of chemotherapy.
3What Can I Do About Thinning Hair After Chemo??
An over-the-counter medication called minoxidil may help thinning hair from hormonal therapy or targeted therapy. It may also help if your hair does not grow back completely after chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a stem cell/bone marrow transplant. There are also other medications you can take by mouth.
4How Can I Protect My Hair Follicles During Chemo??
Cold caps and scalp cooling systems can help people keep some or quite a bit of their hair during chemotherapy treatment that can cause hair loss. Cold caps and scalp cooling systems are tightly fitting, helmet-like hats filled with a cold gel or liquid that you wear during chemotherapy infusions.
5Can Chemo Patients Take Supplements?
The use of dietary supplements is common including after a cancer diagnosis. However, taking dietary supplements before and during chemotherapy may reduce the ability of chemotherapy to kill cancer cells.
6Can You Take Multivitamins While On Chemo?
Many practitioners recommend stopping any high dose supplements during the time you are receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Take supplements with food unless specifically instructed otherwise. Doing so assists with absorption, since multivitamins, as a rule, work better when taken with food.
7Can I Take Vitamin D During Chemotherapy?
As many cancer patients will confirm, the chemotherapy prescribed to kill the disease is often more debilitating than the cancer itself, with a range of horrendous side effects.
8What Vitamins Should Cancer Patients Avoid?
If you’re undergoing surgery, it’s also important to avoid supplements that may increase bleeding risk, such as garlic extract, ginseng extract, bilberry extract and fish oil.5/06/2019