The recipient are requires daily washes as well to keep the recipient area free of crusts. I generally recommend the use of a sponge and supply my patient with a surgical sponge to fill with soapy water and press on the recipient area daily. By repeating this daily, all crusts can be washed off without any fear of losing grafts and you should be clean of crusts within a day. IF any crust are present, use a Q tip and dip it into soapy water, and roll it on the crusts and that will lift them off without dislodging them, but never rub them, just roll the Q tip on the recipient crust. I like to see no evidence of any crusting in the recipient area and the crusts from the donor area gone in 7-10 days with daily washing, You will have to leave the shampoo on for a good 15 minutes and gently rub the crusts with your fingers. Be sure not to pull them off, just let them shed with the shampoo and it will take a few days for this to happen. You can wash twice a day if you wish to accelerate the process.