If it’s not constipation then your treatment often involves the opposite, diarrhoea. More frequent bowel motions and diarrhoea are common for cancer patients due to the cancer or its treatment. Inform your medical team as soon as you have the first signs of diarrhoea. They can advise you on how to manage your situation and recommend medication.
Severe diarrhoea can make you lose a lot of fluid and become dehydrated. Drinking clear fluids is also essential for replacing fluid lost through bowel movements, Severe diarrhea can cause dehydration and imbalance of electrolytes. We have added Hydralyte to Kit to help restore vital electrolytes if you are dehydrated.
Diarrhoea can also result in a sore and tender butt. At the first sign of diarrhoea, protect yourself. We’ve added a tube of ThankYou nappy balm, (buttcream) containing vitamin-E, calendula and zinc together to help create a thick, protective barrier on your butt.
We also include wotnot wipes, for those messy occasions. Please dispose of properly and don’t flush wet wipes down the toilet. We don’t want to clog up the sewerage system.
Wash your hands with soap and water and keep a stock of hand sanitiser close by. We’ve popped a pocket size Thank you hand sanitiser in Kit for Cancer case to carry it around in your bag at all times.
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