What Is the Usage of Aflumycin?

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What is the usage of aflumycin for squamous cell skin cancer on the scalp along with treatment with Efudix/Efudex (fluorouracil 5%) ointment.  Patient underwent chemotherapy (CHOP) for lymphoma two years ago.

Any advice appreciated.
asked Nov 23, 2010 by anonymous
edited Jan 28, 2013 by administrator

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Aflumycin has two functions for squamous cell skin cancer. Its ingredients include Gentamycin which is an antibiotic. If there is an ongoing infection, this drug is active against a wide range of human bacterial infections, mostly Gram-negative bacteria. Otherwise, it serves as a prophylaxis or a measure taken in order to prevent bacterial infection. Aflumycin also contains Prednisolone which is used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions in which it reduces swelling. While Efudex ointment contains Fluorouracil, its active ingredient which is believed to interfere with a cell's ability to reproduce. As a result, the unhealthy cells absorb the Fluorouracil in faster than healthy, normal cells. Both Aflumycin and Efudex play an important role in the control of Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
answered Jan 29, 2013 by nikkilu Diamond Guide (4,299 points)

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