|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 883-884
Authors' reply to Alva et al.
Isha Jaiswal, Kaustav Talapatra, Pritanjali Singh
Department of Radiation Oncology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Submission||27-Oct-2020|
|Date of Decision||09-Dec-2020|
|Date of Acceptance||16-Dec-2020|
|Date of Web Publication||25-Dec-2020|
Department of Radiation Oncology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Jaiswal I, Talapatra K, Singh P. Authors' reply to Alva et al. Cancer Res Stat Treat 2020;3:883-4
We thank Alva et al. for their comments on our article entitled, “Radiation dermatitis: A narrative review of the Indian perspective” and their update on the use of urea creams for the management of radiation dermatitis. Pardo Masferrer et al. have used urea either alone or in combination with polidocanol and hyaluronic acid and concluded that the combination serves as an effective hydration agent that is useful in preventing and reducing the severity of radiation dermatitis. However, as mentioned by Ferreira et al., a urea-based lotion may cause a few side effects such as localized irritation in the form of burning, itching, redness, and hyperpigmentation.
We appreciate the work of Alva et al. which seems not to be currently available in the public domain of the published literature. We keenly await the publication of these findings.
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