Behaviour Modifications :

Skin and Hair Care :

You will not need any special skin care unless you develop acne or dry skin. Generally, you should shower or bathe as often as necessary to keep your skin clean. Most soaps are appropriate.
a) Acne:Prednisolone can cause acne on the face, chest, shoulders, or back. Cyclosporine can make the skin more oily. If acne develops, you should wash the area three times per day with a mild soap, scrubbing gently. Rinse the soap completely from the skin to leave the pores open and clean.

Ways to control acne :

1. Keep hands away from the face and avoid rubbing the affected area. To avoid infections, do not pick or touch the acne. Do not use cosmetics.
2. Avoid the use of medicated hypoallergenic cosmetics intended to cover acne. Wearing makeup will prevent acne from going away.
3. Do not rub or scrub the skin vigorously. This can irritate the skin.Avoid soaps that contain creams and oils, because they will aggravate acne.If the skin becomes very dry, stop washing those areas temporarily so the skin can recover its natural moistness.
Do not use RETINO-AŽ (retinoic acid cream) on the skin without consulting a physician, because it will increase the sun sensitivity caused by prednisone.

Warning :

a)Remember that severe or infected acne must be treated by a dermatologist (skin specialist). If acne remains a problem, the physician should be contacted for advice.
b) Cuts and scratches:-Wash minor cuts and scratches daily with soap and water. For treatment of large cuts, contact a doctor immediately.
c) Skin growths:- The transplant team should be notified if the patient discovers any unusual skin growth, rash, or discoloration.
d) Hair care:- Prednisolone will probably affect the condition of hair. Permanent hair dyes, tints, wave lotions, and bleach may cause hair to become brittle and to break. A good hair conditioner can be used.
e) Unwanted hair growth:- Cyclosporin causes increased body hair growth. This usually reduces after dose reduction. The patient might 15consider waxing or electrolysis to remove extra hair. Even if hair growth is excessive, do not alter medication.
f) Foot care:- Keep your feet clean & nails cut short. Wear closed and comfortable shoes to avoid injuries. If you suffer from in rowing toe nails, corns, consult your doctor than treating yourself.