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A 16-year-old male asked:

My dad my grand parents from each side noone have baldness , my elder brother has baldness ,i had a flu few months back and i suspect i have telogen effluvium by the whitebulb present at the end of hair caused by the flu, could even i develp baldnes?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
No, not at your age, you hair will regrow normally. Hair loss is common after a prolonged acute sickness with high fever. You might have Covid-19 infection at that time, not flu. I have seen many young men with hair loss after a moderate sickness due to Covid-19.

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