Skin graft and sunlight

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Alce123
5/18/2017 12:58pm
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I have a quick question.

I had a WLE with skin graft on my ankle on 07/27/16. I'm planning on covering it as much as I can when in the sun but there are times when that may be difficult (ie swimming, running or even wearing a long skirt). I sent a message to my surgeon asking the extent to which it should be covered but his PA responded with a very vague "be diligent about covering you graft when in direct sun."

Does this mean pants and wraps? What has been others experience when grafts and sunlight?

Thanks!

Austine

Alc

Prd10 - (5/18/2017 - 1:20pm)

Hi!  I have a skin graft on my finger.  I always carry a sunscreen stick with me and that's seemed to work fine over the past 6 years.  I prefer the zinc kind which I mostly find in the baby section of stores but I've even used a chapstick before and it's worked well.