It’s always a kind and thoughtful gesture to put together a care package for a friend who’s about to embark on a course of radiotherapy. Here’s a list of useful items to gather, either between a group of you or in one basket or bag.
- Books - short story collections can be good
- Kindle vouchers or Audible membership
- Nice pen and notebook
- Refillable stainless steel water bottle
- Set of earbuds
- Neck cushion
- Ultra-soft bed socks
- Boredom busters - puzzle books, colouring books, sewing kits etc
- Portable battery power pack
- Ginger or peppermint sweets
- Peppermint tea
- A light cotton wrap or kimono
- A soft, light, fleecy blanket
- Back scratcher
- Soft eye mask
- Travel toothbrush and toothpaste set
And to soothe sore, dry, sensitive skin during and after radiotherapy we’d recommend choosing unscented, natural, gentle products. Here’s four key Balmonds skincare products that will make life a little bit easier those undergoing radiotherapy:
- Balmonds Skin Salvation for rescuing dry faces, hands, lips, and any other sore or sensitive patches
- Balmonds Cooling Cream as a light, nourishing hand & body lotion, and to soothe any itchy areas
- Balmonds Bath & Body Oil for adding to a relaxing bath or as a lavender-scented massage oil
- Balmonds Rosehip Scar Oil for face, nails, any areas of ‘radiation burn’ or scarring
If you require medical advice we recommend you always contact your healthcare professional.
If you or someone you are caring for seems very unwell, is getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call for emergency services straight away. For general medical advice, please contact your healthcare professional, this article does not contain or replace medical advice.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.