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Suspected dandruff in non-operated areas?

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Images attached. Problem area identified in red, recipient area in green (donor is in the back, unseen and not affected).

(I am also experiencing some flaking on my face (cheeks, chin and brow ridge).)

As instructed by the clinic, shampooing daily (with leaving it on priory for some time) with a special antibacterial product, massaging all of the scalp and giving it a good rinse under the shower.

1.5 months post OP.

Any ideas as what could be going on here? My theory is increased blood flow to all of the scalp doing this to the non-affected areas by supplying more resources and causing the surplus to turn into dandruff.

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Looks like seborrheic dermatitis to me but I would verify with a dermatologist. Are you being very gentle with shampooing after surgery?

 

if it is seborrheic dermatitis you will need to use something like nizoral shampoo a few times a week.

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13 minutes ago, LonelyGraft said:

Looks like seborrheic dermatitis to me but I would verify with a dermatologist. Are you being very gentle with shampooing after surgery?

 

if it is seborrheic dermatitis you will need to use something like nizoral shampoo a few times a week.

Symptoms work out. I will attempt to get hold of a dermatologist soon. In regards to the washing, I'm actually trying to apply moderate force, similar to normal washing before the procedure, as instructed by the clinic.

As per the treatment, actually someone has already mentioned Nizoral (not the clinic) but my concern was damaging the grafts. I shall discuss this with the clinic when I go there in just over a week.

What I have attempted to do now is to wash the scalp only once per day (with the special antibacterial shampoo provided; down from two - normal rinsing in the morning before); the face I only rinse twice per day now with water and no longer apply the same shampoo in the evenings on it. Also attempted to improve my diet and consume more water.

Cheerio!

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I have the same thing. 

I'm 1.5month post op and I've been using baby shampoo daily and been relatively gentle;  I wonder if switching for a few days to head and shoulder shampoo will clear this out ..? 

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Definitely see a dermatologist and especially if the flaking has affected your facial area.


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A quick question, but do dandruff that has been there for long time affect me as a potential HT patient? 

I had this issue for 18 years or so and whatever shampoo I use it won't last long before it loses its effect, currently my doctor prescribed me isotretinoin to treat it.

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I've had dandruff on and off my entire life - and it typically gets worse in the winter or when my scalp is particularly dry. I noticed something similar after my HT, but it was never to the degree that I found it concerning. I figured it was my scalp going through a healing process and it being more prone to being dry. If it's something that's persisting, you can always check with a dermatologist to get their input - especially considering it's on other areas of your body. 


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Without question this is a case for a dermatologist to treat.


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Hey guys thanks all for replies. The scalp seems to be fine now

I am suffering from hay fever allergy suspectedly due to pollen and my facial skin now is struggling instead, maybe there's a connection. Usually I experience some allergy and skin issues every winter but now it seems worse

I am seeing an allergologist soon and then if needed dermatologist

This is a hair forum but it sucks that with so much effort put in like the hair now all these unrelated complications arise

Gotta blame the poor genetics, since I take care of myself

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Glad to see that you are following up with the specialists and wish you much resolve.

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On 12/6/2019 at 9:49 PM, gillenator said:

Glad to see that you are following up with the specialists and wish you much resolve.

Thanks!

Finally that special shampoo also helped with the face. I also use some moisturizer. Both twice per day (hair only once and no moisturizer there LOL)

In case this will help somebody. Seems that it's a problem during colder months when skin starts to crack after a warm shower

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I agree Yaro and I think that's mainly because the air is much drier in the cold months of winter.


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