Do we have to wear a mask?

No. However, if one of your child’s siblings is sick, physical contact with the child who has undergone the transplant should be avoided as much as possible.

What hygiene measures should we use?

Using basic hygiene measures is the best way to avoid contamination.

You should use them on a daily basis, regardless of your location and situation (hospital, home, school, travel, etc.):

Can I use wet wipes?

Yes, as long as the child's seat is thoroughly dried after you have used the wipe to avoid leaving it wet. Moisture actually promotes the proliferation of fungi (fungal infections).

How should we prepare and store food?

The storage, preparation and cooking of food must be done in a "clean environment": 

  • Clean your refrigerator regularly (once or twice a month)
  • Wash your utensils and dishes carefully:

- either by hand with hot water and liquid dish detergent (and then dry them with a clean towel)

- or in the dishwasher with the temperature set to 60°

Can we keep our pets?

It is not recommended to have birds, snakes, turtles or lizards as pets because of the risk of contamination with fungi. If you already have these animals as pets, your child who has undergone a transplant must avoid any contact with them and absolutely must not help with their care, such as cleaning cages, a vivarium or other terrarium, nor feed them.

Cats, dogs, horses, cows and other animals pose no problems. However, avoid getting any new animals as pets during the first year after transplantation. 

Can my child go out to public places?

During the first six months after the transplant, it is best to avoid closed public places with a high density of people, such as shopping malls, movie theaters or concert halls, especially in winter.

If you need to go shopping or travel by public transport, try to go out during the times when things are less crowded.