It’s 8 weeks after my hair transplant and last night in my sleep, for the first time and probably due to dry scalp and itchiness, I scratched my head so much that in the morning I noticed there was a lot of hair shedding with the bulb but no bleeding. However later on that day I scratched my head again and I noticed there was minor bleeding here and there. I am worried that I have damaged the grafts and may have lost some. Could you let me know if this is the case?
By 8 weeks after hair restoration surgery, there is little to no danger of harming the follicular unit grafts by scratching your head one evening. However, if the itchiness persists and your repeated scratching results in scarring of the scalp tissue, you can certainly cause permanent hair loss.
To reduce the itchiness and related scratching, I recommend using a dandruff shampoo like Nizoral or simply applying aloe vera gel to your scalp.
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