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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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