Flu after FUE. Any suggestions?
1 year ago
The thing is for the past 4 days I have been down with a terrible flu which has caused me all sorts of problems like body pain, fever, no proper sleep and appetite problems ( I basically can't eat). I'm really concerned if this would have any adverse affect on my fue hair transplant which I did 3-4 weeks ago. If yes, what should I do. Looking forward to hear from you'll
Doctor Answers 5
At this point your grafts are pretty safe and it's unlikely they'll be harmed by you getting sick, unless maybe it is a really serious illness. I wouldn't be too worried, just try your best to get better. If you have concerns about it or a specific reason you think it may affect your grafts, you can always contact your doctor- it's what they are there for!
In my opinion, take tylenol for the pain and fever. Stay hydrated, rest and relax as much as possible. Try soup and yogurt. You should not have any adverse effects on your FUE transplant. However consult with your physician if you do not bounce back within 48 hours.
It is best to see a doctor if you are ill with the flu. You need to take care of yourself. Without seeing a doctor it would be impossible to determine what you have.
Thanks for sharing your concern. Likely, you follicles are well situated at this point and the flu will not change your result. Stay hydrated and rest. Ask your surgeon/hair doc if anything more than supportive care is recommended. Best of luck.
I doubt that the grafts would be damaged from the flue as the graft healing will continue on schedule and the flu is more systemic not local
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