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What causes change in skin color after a skin graft?

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I had a skin graft done on my nose on Dec 10th. The colour has changed from dark red to beige in the centre as well as on one of the sides . I had been given cefadroxil (500mg) twice daily for 5 days after the surgery. I"m wondering if the change in color is due to infection and do I need to take more cefadroxil?
Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 4 hours later
Brief Answer: details below Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. This change in color is a normal thing. infection usually manifest with fluid discharge and happen within first week of graft. Don't worry you do not require more antibiotic. Please be in follow up with your doctor. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you
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Thank you. I willfollow up with my Doctor.
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 23 hours later
Brief Answer: welcome Detailed Answer: You are most welcome.
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