Cryotherapy mittens & booties during chemo

Hi all

I am starting 12 weeks of Taxol next week (Eeek!), and have read that cryotherapy mittens and booties can help reduce the risk of peripheral neuropathy. Anyone tried this? If so, what did you use? I am also going to use a cold cap to try and keep my hair. Sounds like I could be freezing during treatment with all of this!! Any advice appreciated. Thanks 

  • Hi JHK and welcome to the forum.

    I hope you hear back from some of our members who may have tried using these mittens and booties soon, but if you'd like to discuss this or anything else about your treatment with one of our cancer nurses, they're available on 0808 800 4040, Monday - Friday between 9a.m - 5p.m. They really easy to talk to and will do all they can to answer your questions and put your mind at about what's to come.

    We're thinking of you JHK and wishing you all the best for next week.

    Kind regards,

    Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator