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What can I do about cuts and scratches after my lung transplant?

Keep minor cuts and scratches clean and dry by washing daily with soap and water. If you wish, you may apply an antiseptic such as Betadine solution. For larger cuts, dog bites, etc., contact your local physician immediately.

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