Oily Skin after transplant: Any suggestions on products that help?

Posted by mandersen @mandersen, Apr 3 9:58am

I'm a caregiver for a DLT. Since transplant he has very oily skin. Any suggestions on products that help?

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@mandersen, I don’t recall having an issue with oily skin post transplant, but I do know that each one of us is different. The most frequent post transplant complaint is problems with loss of hair.
Do you know if the patient had oily skin before transplant? Is he/she using a different product since transplant? If this is bothering the patient, I would encourage communication with the transplant coordinator because I can’t imagine this being unheard of. Ask them to suggest a product.
Is that something that you can do by a patient portal?

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@rosemarya

@mandersen, I don’t recall having an issue with oily skin post transplant, but I do know that each one of us is different. The most frequent post transplant complaint is problems with loss of hair.
Do you know if the patient had oily skin before transplant? Is he/she using a different product since transplant? If this is bothering the patient, I would encourage communication with the transplant coordinator because I can’t imagine this being unheard of. Ask them to suggest a product.
Is that something that you can do by a patient portal?

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Not to this degree on oily skin. I would say it's normal. Research we did said it could be the Prednisone? He hasn't used any formal face wash ever. He is starting to use some now, but didn't seem to help by the end of the day. Was trying to see if other had success on products. I'm sure our team would be more than happy to help, we will bring up at our next appt in a few weeks.

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@mandersen

Not to this degree on oily skin. I would say it's normal. Research we did said it could be the Prednisone? He hasn't used any formal face wash ever. He is starting to use some now, but didn't seem to help by the end of the day. Was trying to see if other had success on products. I'm sure our team would be more than happy to help, we will bring up at our next appt in a few weeks.

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My first thought is that perhaps using the face wash mid day would help. Also, I know that our meds can affect each of us differently especially as our body adjusts, recovers, and untilo the meds reach an individual routine level.
Keep your eyes on this discussion because someone with a similar concern might see it and share their experience.
Wishing you safe travels and a good appointment. Let me know what you learn about a skin care recommendation.

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