after hair transplant about 15 days, I have been infected with pimple not sure it is folliculitis or not. My doctor let me take doxycycline and use betadine leave it for 5 minutes and wash. If I use betadine 2 or 3 times a days can it affect graft survival?
Betadine is a strong antiseptic containing an iodine solution that will significantly reduce the presence of skin bacteria. Infections 15 days after a hair transplant rarely are caused by skin bacteria. Many times the cause is as simple as scratching the scalp, thereby breaking the skin and introducing a source for skin bacteria to invade into and through the skin. When applied topically, Betadine will not hurt the grafts at this stage.
I am not sure what the problem is that you’re experiencing, so it is impossible for me to comment on a treatment. At the least, a picture may help. But since you’re under the care of your doctor, I’d go with his/her treatment plan.