Transplant Tips for Summer

As a transplant recipient, one of the hardest things to get used to are the precautions that we have to take -  especially during the summer.  Most transplant patients are taking one or more immunosuppressant medications, such as CellCept, Prograf, or Neoral.  Any of these medications will cause the skim to become very sun sensitive.  Here are few tips to follow: 

  1. Always use sunscreen and lip gloss with an SPF factor of 15 or more.

  2. Avoid sunlight during the hottest part of the day (11AM – 3PM)

  3. If outdoors during the day, wear a large hat, long-sleeved shirt and pants.

  4. Avoid all tanning booths. 

Jaime Scholl