I had a skin graft done on my hand after I burnt it with oil. How long until I'm allowed to start smoking again? (Photo)
10 months ago
My skin graft was done after I had third degree burns caused by spilling boiling oil on it while cooking. I was told I should reduce/stop smoking to have the best possibly recovery. It's now been 3 weeks and my graft seems to have taken well. Can I start smoking again yet? If not how long should I wait before I do. I've asked my doctors and they say "well you've stopped this long so don't start" which I agree with, but no one has given me a definitive answer. Can I start even if it's 3-4 a day?
Doctor Answers 2
I would use Plato's Scar Serum and PDL to the wounds to allow them to soften and recontour.
a physician, I cannot recommend you start smoking again. Take your
skin grafting procedure as an opportunity to quit. Please see an
expert if you need help. Best, Dr. Emer
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