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Doctor insights on: Chronic Telogen Effluvium

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Is chronic telogen effluvium treatable? If so, how is it treated?

Is chronic telogen effluvium treatable? If so, how is it treated?

Yes : Treated usually by eliminating the underlying problem. Caused by physical or emotional stress, so any significant disease or illness may be the culprit. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Except deficiencies of vitamins, iron,thyroid,Are there blood values that need to be explored in the case of a diagnosis of chronic telogen effluvium?

Except deficiencies of vitamins, iron,thyroid,Are there blood values that need to be explored in the case of a diagnosis of chronic telogen effluvium?

Chronic telogen: By definition telogen effluvium is hair loss after significant stress to the body (ie pregnancy, bad infection). I would be looking for the cause of the stress on the body that is leading to the hair loss. The blood tests you described are appropriate. Is the diagnosis appropriate? Link below from webMD with good info. Hope this helps.http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/effluviums ...Read more

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What causes telogen effluvium?

What causes telogen effluvium?

Mostly stress: Any stress that disturbs the immune system such as illness, surgeries , accidents, relationship, death in the family etc ...Read more

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How long does telogen effluvium last?

Telogen Effluvium: T. Effluvium generally resolves spontaneously within 6 months. It is caused by an initial stressful event such as surgery, or even pregnancy. Once the stress has resolved, the hair should return within 6 months. It is important to see a physician to make sure that t. Effluvium is the cause for the hair loss. ...Read more

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What can be done about telogen effluvium ?

What can be done about telogen effluvium ?

Find the cause: Telogen effluvium is a transient loss of scalp hair. Most common causes are illness, medications, stress, pregnancy, and surgery. The hair will grow back, but until then, i know you will be worried. It happened to me in med school - i knew what it was, and i knew the hair would grow back, but it still freaked me out. No specific treatment other than eliminating the cause, if you know what it is. ...Read more

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How can you recover from telogen effluvium?

How can you recover from telogen effluvium?

Possibly: If you mean telogen effluvium as "hair loss secondary to trauma" the answer is yes. Please ask your dermatologist for additional information. ...Read more

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Why do only some people get telogen effluvium?

Why do only some people get telogen effluvium?

ShoCk to system: It is excessive shedding of resting hairs, after shock, such as surgery, weight loss, emotional upset. Hair does regrow but may unmask family pattern hair loss. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with telogen effluvium, what are the home remedies to cure te?

Diagnosed with telogen effluvium, what are the home remedies to cure te?

Hair Loss: There really aren't home remedies to cure telogen effluvium. This is a stress induced hair loss. Hopefully your doctor checked the appropriate lab studies to rule out things like anemia and thyroid disease. I find rogaine (minoxidil) for women the best treatment. It needs to be used twice a day and takes 4 to 6 months to see a difference. The good news is that you only need to treat until the hair loss stops. ...Read more