Skin graft and sunlight

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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?




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.