Cold therapy - gloves & socks

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I’m having weekly chemo - Paclitaxel & Carboplatin and daily radiation Mon to Fri for 4.5 weeks.  I’ve had one infusion so far and have itchy hands - a bit like eczema. I haven’t gone for the ice cap but I’m thinking about getting ice gloves & socks to help protect from neuropathy during chemo sessions. Can anyone recommend some or a retailer and advise if this will affect the length of my chemo session like a cap would? I’ve looked on Amazon but not sure which are more effective.

i have squamous cell carcinoma, bulky tumour 8-10cm at the GEJ (rare) with ‘stomach involvement’. Just completed week 1.

Thank you Pray tone2 

  • Hi  and a very warm welcome to the online community which I hope you'll find is both an informative and supportive place to be.

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  • Hi

    Welcome to the forum. I hope your treatment is going well. I took gave squamous cell carcinoma, I had cisplatin by IV & capecitabine tablets, and 25 radiotherapy. I'm afraid I don't have any answers as I didn't have the cold cap (I was told that my hair would thin but I wouldn't lose it all, and that was what happened), or cold gloves or socks.

    Could the itchy hands be an allergic reaction? Might be worth speaking to your nurse about it? 

    I hope someone else on here will have more helpful advice. 

    Keep in touch, let us know how you get on.