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That Dreaded Diarrhoea

Some cancer patients suffer constipation but for others their treatment often involves the opposite, diarrhoea. This can result in a sore and tender butt. At the first sign of diarrhoea, protect yourself. We’ve added a tube of ThankYou nappy balm, (we call it butt cream)  containing vitamin-E, calendula and zinc together to help create a thick, …

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Spotting Winter Dehydration

Dehydration happens when you don’t have enough fluids in your system. Your hydration needs do not change much during the winter months. The body still loses water through sweating, breathing and urinating no matter which season it is. If you feel thirsty, have dry mouth, are light-headed, cannot focus well, feel tired or notice your skin is …

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Diarrhoea and the Butt

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 …

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It’s important to replace those electrolytes

Many patients on chemotherapy experience nausea and vomiting, some more severely than others.  Vomiting and diarrhoea can also be caused by highly contagious viral infections. To function correctly, your body needs both water and electrolytes (such as sodium, potassium and chloride). Water helps to maintain body temperature, digest food and lubricate tissues and joints. Electrolytes, help …

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Hydration during the colder months

Our hydration needs do not change much during the cooler months. Your body still loses water through sweating, sweating, breathing and urinating no matter which season it is. If you feel thirsty, have dry mouth, are light-headed, cannot focus well, feel tired or notice your skin is dry, then you need to drink more water. To function …

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