Hair loss and thinning is one of the most common skin and hair problems in all over the world that various people are struggling with. Although the scales are heavier on men, women also suffer from hair loss and baldness. Like healthy people and people with viral illnesses such as hepatitis and AIDS suffer from hair loss; not because of the disease, but for the same reasons as seen in healthy people. One of the most common questions that applicants always ask is whether hair transplant operations are possible for hepatitis and AIDS patients. In this article we will examine.
In this case we can examine the risks of a hair transplant operation from two different views: 1. The Risks it has for the patient and 2. Dangers and risks for the medical staff
Patients with hepatitis and AIDS suffer from baldness and hair loss just like anyone else. Hair transplants are generally safe for these people; but there are also dangers.
Although hair transplantation is a minimally invasive surgery, it is still a surgery. Hair transplants are very unlikely to cause post-operative infections (due to lack of dressing or proper care, etc.). Certainly the immune system of people living with AIDS is weaker than that of a healthy person. Therefore, the risk of infection increases for these people. Of course, you can prevent it to some extent by prescribing antibiotics.
After the hair transplant operation, patients are prescribed medications that usually include painkillers, antibiotics, and tonics such as vitamin E. All drugs absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract must pass through the liver before they can enter the bloodstream. In the liver, changes may be made to the drug to activate it. This can be a problem for hepatitis patients because they have sensitive livers. Of course, in this case, too, you can control prescription drugs in such a way that the patient does not have any problems.
One of the main reasons why many clinics refuse to perform hair transplant operations on people with hepatitis or AIDS is the risk of transmitting the disease to medical staff. Hair transplantation for hepatitis and AIDS patients requires special conditions and tools to minimize the risk of transmitting these diseases to medical staff.
AIDS and hepatitis are contagious diseases that are transmitted through internal body fluids such as blood. During hair transplants, the surgeon and medical staff are in constant contact with the patient’s blood. If this blood enters the body of a surgeon or other organ in the operating room in any way, they become infected with hepatitis or AIDS.
The blood of a hepatitis or AIDS patient may enter the medical staff in two ways:
Although this may be a little hard to believe, but you should know that according to the published statistics, half of the staff of hospitals and clinics have this accident at least once during their service.
2. Transfer of blood particles to the mouth or eyes: During hair transplant, they use sprays to spread the blood in the air. If small blood droplets get into the eyes or mouth of medical staff, it can infect them.
Apart from these risks, hair transplant operations for hepatitis and AIDS patients should be performed in a completely sterile environment using special disposable tools. Also the clinic or the hospital should dispose these tools after hair transplantation.
Hepatitis B and C can be chronic. If the person’s disease is dormant or chronic, it is possible to perform hair transplant operation without restrictions. But if the disease is in the carrier neighborhood, you have to delay the surgery.