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Treating itchy scalp after hair transplantation

Undergoing a hair transplant can be exciting because it will regrow hair on your scalp, but as with any type of surgery, there are some minor side effects to hair transplants. One of these complications that patients worry about is itching after hair transplantation, or the appearance of pimples in the donor area after hair transplantation.

 

There is no need to worry about itchy scalp after a hair transplant. In this article, we will talk about ways to treat itchy scalp after hair transplantation, and the most important steps to prevent it... Follow along with us.

 

Is itching after hair transplantation normal?

After hair transplantation, itching may appear in the transplanted area, or you may notice pimples appearing in the donor area after hair transplantation, and itching is considered a normal part of the healing process. Itching is usually caused by dryness, and itching may develop at the hairline as hair growth progresses.

 

Causes of itchy head after hair transplant

During a hair transplant, the surgeon makes small holes to extract and implant hair follicles. These small punctures are small wounds that should heal naturally. As they heal, mini wounds appear on the scalp covered in dried blood and other fluids that contribute to the healing process.

 

At this stage, histamine is released from the scalp, causing itching as a normal part of the hair transplant process. Using an inappropriate shampoo may be a cause of itchy scalp after hair transplantation.

 

How long does itching last after hair transplant?

Itching after a DHI hair transplant procedure often lasts for 1 to 4 weeks. In rare cases, it may take up to four weeks until the itching disappears completely. Itching on the scalp may be particularly increased in the first days after the transplant, especially when you cannot wash the upper part of your head, but after the first washing of the transplanted area, the itching gradually subsides.

Treating itchy scalp after hair transplantation

Treating itchy scalp after hair transplantation includes several basic steps:

Avoid scratching the grain.

Use water and salt spray.

Take antihistamines.

Medical shampoo.

Cortisone solution for the head.

 

Avoid scratching the scalp

Although the feeling of itching causes a person to scratch his scalp vigorously, this natural behavior may cause infection or inflammation of the hair follicles, and thus may affect the outcome of the transplant in the end.

Use water and salt spray.

Doctors recommend not washing the transplanted hair for 4 or 5 days after the procedure, and instead using a salt solution spray to clean the scalp and protect it from dryness that may increase itching, as this spray works to soothe the scalp and contributes to treating itchy scalp after hair transplantation.

Take antihistamines.

Antihistamines, which cause itching, can be taken as part of the treatment for itching after hair transplantation. Once the secretion of histamine in the scalp decreases, you will feel much less itching than before.

Use medicated shampoo

By following the previous methods for treating itchy scalp after hair transplantation, and to obtain more comfort, you can use a medical shampoo according to the doctor’s instructions. The shampoo contributes to protecting against infection and soothing the itching by using it twice a week.

Cortisone solution for the head

In some few cases that suffer from itching for a long time after transplantation, it is recommended to use a cortisone solution for the head, which will reduce inflammation in the scalp.

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How can I prevent itchy head after hair transplant?

Of course, the first way to prevent head itching after hair transplantation is to follow the doctor’s instructions, which include:

Completely avoid smoking and alcohol for a few weeks before and after surgery.

Avoid direct exposure to the sun, as it may increase itching.

Avoid wearing a hat made of fabrics that cause irritation.

Avoid excessive sweating, as it may cause irritation to the scalp, especially when it dries.

Drinking plenty of water keeps the skin moist, which may relieve itching.

 

In conclusion, the hair transplant procedure may cause an itchy feeling on the scalp due to the healing process and the release of histamine. However, this condition is temporary and normal in most cases. If the itching persists or worsens, it is best to consult a doctor to accurately evaluate the situation and direct you to the appropriate treatment.

 

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