Does scratching transplanted hair after 10 days post op damage the grafts? (photos)

After 10 days of my hair transplant (FUT) my transplanted hair started to fall. I know that it is normal. Unluckily I snatched some of them with nails (without any pain). The snatched hairs looked exactly the same as fell out themselves having scap with them. What I want to know is that have I damaged the grafts while snatching? Will they never regrow?

Doctor Answers 2

Scratching your head will not likely dislodge grafts after 10 days. If you are concerned it is best to contact your doctor.

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Scratching your head will not likely dislodge grafts after 10 days.  If you are concerned it is best to contact your doctor.


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Scratching either the donor or recipient site after a hair transplant runs the risk of causing infections from your fingernails which are generally considered dirty

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