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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 883-884

Authors' reply to Alva et al.


Department of Radiation Oncology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Date of Submission27-Oct-2020
Date of Decision09-Dec-2020
Date of Acceptance16-Dec-2020
Date of Web Publication25-Dec-2020

Correspondence Address:
Isha Jaiswal
Department of Radiation Oncology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/crst.crst_338_20

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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

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Jaiswal I, Talapatra K, Singh P. Authors' reply to Alva et al. Cancer Res Stat Treat [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jan 20];3:883-4. Available from: https://www.crstonline.com/text.asp?2020/3/4/883/305003



We thank Alva et al.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

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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Nil.

Conflicts of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.



 
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Alva RC, Manur GK, Srinivas KK. Beauty of radiotherapy is not just skin deep! Cancer Res Stat Treat 2020;3:882-3.   Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Talapatra K, Singh P, Jaiswal I, Rais S, Pandey S. Radiation dermatitis: A narrative review of the Indian pers?pective. Cancer Res Stat Treat 2020;3:526-36.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Pardo Masferrer J, Murcia Mejía M, Vidal Fernández M, Alvarado Astudillo A, Hernández Armenteros ML, Macáas Hernández V, et al. Prophylaxis with a cream containing urea reduces the incidence and severity of radio-induced dermatitis. Clin Transl Oncol 2010;12:43-8.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Ferreira EB, Ciol MA, de Meneses AG, Bontempo PSM, Hoffman JM, Reis PEDD, et al. Chamomile gel versus urea cream to prevent acute radiation dermatitis in head and neck cancer patients: Results from a preliminary clinical trial. Integr Cancer Ther 2020;19:1534735420962174.  Back to cited text no. 4
    




 

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