We have been following and contributing to this post on a popular blog site and I thought it may be helpful to add this blog thread to our website: -
Blog Contributor 1: - Well I have 14 weeks in on a lesion I have had for 7 years. It has grown slowly and I am grateful it is at my hairline and not visable. I am just beginning to see a slight bit of healing happen. I hate the burning but that also is less and less. What happens after this stage. The lesion is not as deep as it was or red but it makes me nervous. The part that doesn’t have skin on it yet is a yellow and if you try to take it away it is painful, almost like an ache. I am willing to put in the time and the pain to heal it up but am worried. I am grateful it is smaller but it is the size of a nickel so it has a very long way to go. I would appreciate anyone elses experience good or bad with curaderm. Thanks
Blog Contributor 2: - Hi Blog Contributor 1, I don’t have experience with curaderm but maybe have a few ideas to consider. Many topical treatments, especially single remedies, get bogged down and it becomes difficult to tell if there is progress or not. It is always a good idea to take pictures throughout the process to compare at a later date. Picture evidence can motivate you to keep going or switch tactics.
Curaderm works sometimes but it has not been a sure thing by itself. 14 weeks seems like you might be bogged down. You might consider combining another treatment or two to see if that speeds things up. If it were me, I would give orange oil a try (~$5 at GNC). Topical pancreatin enzymes with ammonia and aloe vera (or Cymilium) is another easy one to try. There are many threads in this forum on these remedies, the search at the top of the page can find them. Thanks for the post!
Blog Contributor 3: - Hi Blog Contributor 1,
Curaderm works successfully for me in treating numerous non melanoma skin cancers.
14 weeks is totally normal as you have had this for 7 years. There could be plenty cancer cells beneath that Curaderm is removing one by one which is why you are seeing yellow discharge or pus signifying dead cancer cells being eliminated and pushed out from your lesion.
Best not to remove the yellow by force it will naturally fall off! just apply Curaderm over it.
This elimination process will continue till there are no more cancer cells or yellow with only raw looking lesion then you will begin to witness healing even though you are still applying Curaderm.
It sounds that you are doing just fine and would suggested that if you ever needed support, you can contact the company who makes Curaderm ( Curaderm Global Ltd) +888 409 8351
I have contact them in the past and they were very helpful in advising and guiding me throughout my first treatment with Curaderm.
Thanks for your post!
Blog Contributor 1: - Thank you Blog Contributor 2 for the encouraging words. I feel a glimmer of hope now that I can see at the very top of the lesion there is a new look and more heathful look. I am thrilled to receive help and support i this regard as most would not understand taking this route vs. going to a dermo and getting cut. I am sure the sun exposure as a young person was the cause of the difficulties. I am only on tube number 2 and have one in the refrigerator when I am ready for it. I will probably order one more to keep on hand in hopes number three will be the charm. I hate the burning but it doesn’t last as long as it did at first so I am grateful. Again thank you for the post and the info.
Our response (CuradermBEC5.com): – Hi Blog Contributor 1,
I have had a lot of experience with Curaderm and I am more than happy to offer you my advice.
What you are experiencing is totally normal and I would not risk mixing Curaderm with any other treatment. There are a few reasons for this: -
1. If you are already experiencing skin sensitivity such as intense stinging, this will only add to the sensitivity of the skin causing further pain, which may become unbearable.
2. If the pain becomes unbearable and you stop treatment early, you will harden the skin and if you than resume treatment, treatment will be harder the 2nd time around.
3. You may cause scarring which is what you are trying to avoid by treating yourself with Curaderm. Curaderm is designed to not damage your healthy skin cells, other home remedies do not do this, they attack all cells healthy or cancerous.
4. Risk of infection by mixing in foreign and not sterilised ingredients.
Your treatment time is normal and it is always hard to predict how long treatment will take with Curaderm. It is normal for your lesion to grow a during the initial phase of the treatment as the Curaderm is destroying the cancerous cells that often extend under the surface of the skin further than the surface lesion. A skin cancer could be described like an iceberg, what you see of the surface is often a lot smaller than what is underneath.
Treatment with Curaderm could take a couple of weeks or it could take well over a month. The length of your treatment with Curaderm depends on how large the lesion is (and remember this is not just what you see on the surface). There is no fixed time for a treatment with Curaderm, you should only stop treatment when the lesion has completely healed over with healthy skin.
By continuing your treatment with Curaderm while you are healing, the pH of the Curaderm keeps the lesion safe from infection (and for the below reasons). Also, if you were to cease treatment early you could never know for sure exactly whether all the cancerous cells have been destroyed and could leave yourself at an elevated risk of a reoccurrence.
Another reason to keep treating with Curaderm until the lesion has completely healed is because this is how Curaderm was tested in the clinical trials, and if you stopped treatment early then your statistical chance of success may be lower than those published about Curaderm (which has been almost 100% in some trials).
As for this stinging, can I ask how you are cleaning your lesion? The reason I ask this is that some people add to their skin sensitivity by how they are cleaning their lesion, so how you clean the lesion can often be a big cause of the stinging. You also need to make sure that you do not rub or pick at the lesion as you may damage the healthy skin cells encouraging scarring.
There are many products that you can use to clean your lesion with during treatment with Curaderm but treating the lesion for infection is not always necessary.
Curaderm BEC5 contains Salicylic Acid and also Urea, these ingredients will help prevent you from any infection during treatment.
During treatment with Curaderm, people often think they have an infection but chances are this is just the dead cancer cells. If you experience discharge or fluid during treatment with Curaderm it is more than likely dead cancer cells that are being ‘mopped up’ by phagocytes (white blood cells).
As for the application of Curaderm, you only need to apply a thin smear of Curaderm to the lesion as you are near the end of treatment as you do not need to be as aggressive at this stage. This will also help with the skin sensitivity.
You will find with treatment, that once the Curaderm has destroyed all the cancer cells, the healing will take quicker than expected. So although they may look deep now and end of treatment seems a long way away, once the cancer cells are destroyed healing will progress a lot quicker. And 7 years is a long time to have had a lesion.
I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any other questions.
Blog Contributor 1: - Thank you Brooke for all your advise and encouragment. I use sterile saline to clean the wound. I continue to have a raw edge in different places. I hope I haven’t put too much curaderm on it. Maybe a thin layer would be better. How do you suggest it is applied. It is so expensive and try not to waste it. I started a week ago applying fresh three times a day and that seems to have made a difference.
I look forward to hearing from you and again thank you.
Our response (CuradermBEC5.com): - Dear Blog Contributor 1,
That is fine how you are cleaning the lesion. You can continue to clean this way or simply just use normal tap water, because as I stated before it is very hard to get an infection using Curaderm. Just be careful not to rub at the skin when cleaning to help with your skin sensitivity.
Your application sounds fine but as it does start to enter the healing phase, you may be better off just applying a thin layer only twice a day as you do not need to be as aggressive with treatment during this phase. Once you have entered this phase, Curaderm has killed majority of the cancer cells (and still will be killing some) and it is now being used to prevent infection and assist with healing.
If you need further help, or you would like to send me an email with a picture to look at, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, this will help me advise you better.