I have been itching/scratching 3 weeks post op? (Photo)
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Itching 3 weeks post
It is never a good idea to scratch the scalp-whether after a transplant or not- your fingernails harbor bacteria and if the skin is broken from scratching, you can introduce that bacteria to your scalp, grafts, etc. A mild OTC hydrocortisone cream can used on itchy areas for a few weeks to calm down the itching sensation. It is likely just dryness on the scalp following the procedure. Not uncommon.
Scratching 2 weeks after hair transplant
I certainly wouldn't scratch your scalp for at least 2 more weeks. At this time, using a spray bottle with water and squirting your scalp can help as well as taking an antihistamine. Consult your surgeon for additional questions and follow up.
It is best to contact your doctor if you are having issues after surgery. It is also normal to shed transplanted hairs
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Itching/scratching 3 weeks post op
2 weeks post op.itching and scratching around your transplant area (both the crown and frontal) means healing...Do not scratch forcefully , I recommend my patients to use antihistaminics to alleviate itching
It is possible
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