Marinepits wrote:A radiation burn is cumulative and basically creates a "hot spot". In order for a hot spot to be cured, it has to dry out. That means nothing can go on it to keep it moist. So, we're just keeping his leg dry and putting on a pressure bandage when it bleeds.
It's called most desquamation, and that's how the doctor knows that the radiation is starting to do it's job and break down cells. Not very pretty, but at least you know that means it's working!!