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Will hair loss from telogen effluvium grow back?

Will hair loss from telogen effluvium grow back?

Telogen effluvium: Because acute telogen effluvium is a reactive process, which resolves spontaneously, treatment usually is limited to reassurance. Any reversible cause of hair shedding, such as poor diet, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, or medication use, should be corrected. ...Read more

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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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I had been on isotretinoin (twice) and always had severe hair loss and folliculitis. Will the hair grow back or is it permanent loss?

I had been on isotretinoin (twice) and always had severe hair loss and folliculitis. Will the hair grow back or is it permanent loss?

Normally reversible: Isotretinoin induced hair loss is normally reversible if you stop using the drug. However you should have a full evaluation because it is possible that you have hair loss for some other reason. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, my age is 27. I had severe hair loss problem and lost most of hair in my head. Could you please tell me any method to grow back the hair?

Hi Doctor, my age is 27. I had severe hair loss problem and lost most of hair in my head. Could you please tell me any method to grow back the hair?

Hair loss: Can be genetic or can be a sign of hormone imbalance. You should see your doctor for a check-up and possibly lab work which will determine the best course of treatment for you! There are many great natural and prescriptive medicines for hair growth that you can benefit from! ...Read more

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I"ve been on ativan (lorazepam) 2mg for 10 yrs. I am experiencing major hair loss. If I stop taking it, will my hair grow back or is the hair loss irreversible?

I"ve been on ativan (lorazepam) 2mg for 10 yrs. I am experiencing major hair loss. If I stop taking it, will my hair grow back or is the hair loss irreversible?

Ativan (lorazepam) & hair loss?: Hair loss has been associated with Ativan (lorazepam) use, but the frequency is unknown. I'd be wondering about additional possible causes in your case -- like ongoing anxiety & stress that may have made your doctor prescribe Ativan (lorazepam) in the first place? Have you resolved these issues? How about your diet? Are you getting necessary nutrients? Has your thyroid function been checked recently? See your doctor. ...Read more

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Hair loss implantation, does it grow back?

Hair implantation: Well performed implantation can provide reasonably good coverage. There may be loss of few grafts immediately following the proccedure. ...Read more

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I have been having severe seb. Dermatitis and hair loss for two years. Will my hair grow back after treating seb dermatitis?

I have been having severe seb. Dermatitis and hair loss for two years. Will my hair grow back after treating seb dermatitis?

Generally yes.: Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory condition that is thought to be due to a ubiquitous yeast called pityrosporum ovale. Flares of seb derm are typically associated with physical or emotional stresses, as do hair loss, which we call telogen effluvium. As long as there is no evidence of scarring (loss of follicles), your hairs will grow back once the stressor (s) are removed. ...Read more

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If I get hair loss as a side effect of taking Lithium, will my hair grow back if I stop taking it? I won't stop it without pdoc's permission of course

See a dermatologist: First you need to make an attempt to define the condition. Hair loss is not likely because of Lithium. There is probably another cause. How much hair loss? Where? How long? The longer you take Lithium the more likely you will have low thyroid which may result in hair loss but is easy to treat. You can begin to understand the condition only after you see an expert. ...Read more

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When does grow back after hair loss due to scalp psoriasis?

When does grow back after hair loss due to scalp psoriasis?

Cycle length: Usual cycle length for individual hair follicles is published at around 1000-1200 days. But in a whole patch on your head each follicle is independent and so it goes... ...Read more

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Is there any vitamins I can take that can help my hair grow back from hair loss?

Is there any vitamins I can take that can help my hair grow back from hair loss?

No: No vitamins have been proven to work on hair regrowth. You should make sure your diet provides you with necessary vitamins. Especially make sure zinc and biotin are bountiful in your diet. They seem to be the ones your hair relies on. ...Read more

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Can being addicted to opiates particularly heroin cause hair loss. And will it eventually grow back? .

Can being addicted to opiates particularly heroin cause hair loss. And will it eventually grow back? .

Chronic Opioids: Whether heroin, Suboxone or morphine-like drugs can all affect your hormonal systems particularly the gonadal systems that include estrogen, progesterone, dhea, pregnenolone as well as your bodies production of cortisol. Hair loss in general is a complex process and regrowth can't always be predicted without more info. You need to see doc to check out all of these systems and get you your answer. ...Read more

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Is hair loss from birth control reversible? My hair isn't shedding, but is finer and thinner. Will it grow back? I am 18

Is hair loss from birth control reversible? My hair isn't shedding, but is finer and thinner. Will it grow back? I am 18

Hopefully: Age is on your side, also make sure that there are no other obvious cause for hair thinning, such as anemia, thyroid disorders. For peace of mind, you may opt to consult with a dermatologist ...Read more

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I was taking a medicine for a month that made my testosterone raise and I experienced hair loss so I quit taking it. Will my hair grow back?

I was taking a medicine for a month that made my testosterone raise and I experienced hair loss so I quit taking it. Will my hair grow back?

It should. . .: So let me get this straight. You're a 26yo female who was prescribed testosterone? Hair loss associated w/t is due to excess t being converted into Dht (dihydrotestosterone). Once that level drops back to normal, hair loss should resolve. Of course, hair loss might also be coincidental to another health stressor. Best to chat w/prescribing doc re medication side effects. ...Read more

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I am a female took anavar and lost almost half of my hair. 4 weeks after stopping hair loss stopped. Even though it stopped, will it grow back? I took 2.5 mg per day for 2 weeks, 5 mg per day for 3 weeks and 10 mg per day for 3 weeks. Total 8 weeks.

I am a female took anavar and lost almost half of my hair. 4 weeks after stopping hair loss stopped. Even though it stopped, will it grow back? I took 2.5 mg per day for 2 weeks, 5 mg per day for 3 weeks and 10 mg per day for 3 weeks. Total 8 weeks.

How od are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more

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Does your hair grow back if you stop elmiron (pentosan) cuz it causes hair loss will it grow back?

Does your hair grow back if you stop elmiron (pentosan) cuz it causes hair loss will it grow back?

Hair loss: Ask your pharmacist if elmiron (pentosan) causes hair loss. If they say it is possibly the result of elmiron (pentosan) please call your doctor soon. No harm should come from a day or two not taking the med before you can see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can daily stress be a major cause of male hair loss? Does it increase the male hormone? Can hair grow back?

Can daily stress be a major cause of male hair loss? Does it increase the male hormone? Can hair grow back?

Yes: Stress can result in many effects including hair shedding on anybody- male or female, Stress can also elevate cortisol levels that in turn can lower testosterone. Hair can grow back if the underlying issues are addressed.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hair-loss/basics/definition/con-20027666 ...Read more

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I am 25 year old male, have hair loss and thin hair. What can I do to prevent hair loss? Can dead hair roots grow back?

I am 25 year old male, have hair loss and thin hair. What can I do to prevent hair loss? Can dead hair roots grow back?

Topical and pills: Male pattern hair loss is irreversible once the hair root has "died". There are things to help prevent:
Topical Rogaine (minoxidil)
Hair transplants
Finasteride pills - used for enlarged prostate and NOT without side effects/risks. These are:
enlarged breast tissue
slight incr risk of high grade prostate cancer
can affect liver
can alter PSA test results
Consult with MD first! ...Read more

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Is the hair loss from iron deficiency reversible. Can new hair grow back once I get my iron levels to normal?

Is the hair loss from iron deficiency reversible. Can new hair grow back once I get my iron levels to normal?

May be unrelated: Your iron deficiency and hair loss be co-incidental and unrelated. Do attend to your iron deficiency but it may not restore your hair. ...Read more

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I realize that hair loss can occur after dengue fever. Will my hair grow back. Could it all fall out? What can I do?

I realize that hair loss can occur after dengue fever. Will my hair grow back. Could it all fall out? What can I do?

Telogen Effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists. Telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications or infections. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months or longer. ...Read more

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I was on depo-provera and noticed significant hair loss. I skipped getting the shot late nov. And it got worse. Will my hair grow back in time?

I was on depo-provera and noticed significant hair loss. I skipped getting the shot late nov. And it got worse. Will my hair grow back in time?

Should be seen: You should have testing for thyroid, iron-deficiency, or other causes of hair loss, but it is a side effect of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). It is a difficult problem to 'fix', takes a lot of time, and not a lot of helpful, effective interventions/treatments available. A dermatologist can help. ...Read more

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Saw derm. For recent hair loss. Said follicles on scalp do not show scarring, which means it may be temporary and could grow back, is this right?

HAIR LOSS: IS THAT WHAT YOUR DERM SAID?
IT COULD BE TEMPORARY OR IT COULD BE PROGRESSIVE.
NO ONE REALLY KNOWS. . .
MAKE SURE YOU SHAMPOO OFTEN AND DO NOT APPLY ANY STRONG CHEMICALS TO YOUR SCALP.
BEST LUCK. . . ...Read more

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I am recovering from anorexia, besides increasing my food intake, what vitamins can I take to stop the hair loss and help it grow back?

I am recovering from anorexia, besides increasing my food intake, what vitamins can I take to stop the hair loss and help it grow back?

Anorexia, Depression: I commend you for working to recover from Anorexia.
I understand your desire to have your hair grow back.
See the Physician for Thyroid problem, Anemia and Diet
Daily multivitamin containing zinc, vitamin B, Folate, (folic acid) iron, and calcium could be helpful.
Accept yourself, who you are, Respect yourself for achievements of your life.
See a psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses of relationships conflicts ...Read more

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I experienced hair loss from a diet pill that had testosterone. I stopped taking it once my t level is back to normal will my hair grow back?

I experienced hair loss from a diet pill that had testosterone. I stopped taking it once my t level is back to normal will my hair grow back?

Yes: As we get older, both men and women experience some hair loss. It is a normal part of the aging process. Androgentic alopecia often runs in families and affects some people more than others. In men it is often referred to as male pattern baldness. It is characterized by a receding hair line and baldness. Once you stop the testosterone you will know. ...Read more

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If I have hair loss on my right leg due to insufficiency and have the saphenous veins stripped (insurance reasons) will the hair grow back?

If I have hair loss on my right leg due to insufficiency and have the saphenous veins stripped (insurance reasons) will the hair grow back?

Depends on follicles: If the actual hair follicle has died off, no. If the circulation is not adequate enough, then it will be also hard for the hair to grow back. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


Dr. Alan Bauman
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