SIR, I done my hair transplantation on sep 29/2012,now 2 months gone .Now i am feeling itching some times when am sleeping i am scratching my recipient area .I would like to know because of this scratching it affect my hair growth
Is it Okay to Itch Your Head After Hair Transplants?
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Itching the recipient area after hair transplant
2 weeks post hair transplant, itching & rubbing should be avoided completely. After that, gentle rub, scratch may be fine but avoiding it will be a better thing.
Better see your hair transplant surgeon for any problem for proper assessment & better management.
Gentle itching 2 months after a hair transplant should not affect hair growth
Itching 2 months after hair transplant
Normally, we don't like patients to pick at scabs/dried blood spots after HT surgery as they can dislodge the grafts. At two months out, gentle scratching should be OK. Of course, it's always a good idea to go see your surgeon and give him/her a chance to look at your scalp and give you some reassurance. Congratulations on your decision to have a hair restoration procedure! Dr. P
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Gentle Scratching Is Probably OK
Assuming you avoided scratching the transplant area for the first few weeks, some gentle scratching should be fine. At the 2-month mark, you're likely in between the initial shedding phase and the growth of new hair (which happens at about 3 to 4 months), and that can cause some itchiness. You may also want to ask at your local pharmacy about topical products that might help to add moisture and soothe your scalp. Hang in there!
Transplant in 2012
Two months after your hair transplant your scalp may be slightly dry and irritated. It is okay to massage and/or gently scratch your scalp. Moisturizing your scalp may help also.
Itching After Hair Transplant
Immediately following hair transplant and for up to two weeks you should try to refrain from itching or rubbing your head. However, by two weeks post-op, both the donor and recipient areas should have healed and shed of scabbing. The follicles should also be securely rooted in the scalp by this time. Gentle itching is probably okay, especially at 2 months post-op.
Avoid scratching scalp after transplant
You need to avoid scratching because you can infect your hair transplant site with bacteria from your hands. Also, at two months you will start to see new growth which can contribute to an itchy scalp.
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