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I lost alot of hair due to an illness and medications. Now recovered, hair loss stopped, will the hairs that fell out regrow now?

I lost alot of hair due to an illness and medications. Now recovered, hair loss stopped, will the hairs that fell out regrow now?

Possibly: Hair loss is certainly a side effect of many medications, and usually reverses when the offending medication is stopped. However, there are other potential causes for hair loss which can persist after medications are stopped and need to be addressed. For example, a cancer patient may develop iron deficiency anemia as a side effect of their illness, which can contribute to hair loss as well. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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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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Would rogaine (minoxidil) help to recover hair loss due to stress?

Would rogaine (minoxidil) help to recover hair loss due to stress?

Hair loss: Hair loss due to stress many times is not permanent and will grow back on its own. Rogaine (minoxidil) has only been shown to cause hair growth in androgen (testosterone) dependent hair loss. ...Read more

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My scalp was infected with fungal infection with hair loss. But now infection got away . but how to recover hair loss?? Plz suggest me

My scalp was infected with fungal infection with hair loss. But now infection got away  . but how to recover hair loss?? Plz suggest me

Scalp fungus: Scalp fungal infections should be promptly recognized and treated aggressively. Alopecia related to Tinea capitis may resolve over a period of 2-6 months. Unfortunately, in the setting of associated and resultant scarring, hair loss can be permanent. ...Read more

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Recovered from dengue maybe 4 months or so. But since then I have lost my appetite, easily tired and hair loss. Have I really recovered from dengue?

Recovered from dengue maybe 4 months or so. But since then I have lost my appetite, easily tired and hair loss.  Have I really recovered from dengue?

You recovered from the acute viral illness.: Thingy is an acute viral illness carried by a mosquito and estimated to affect over 500 million people worldwide yearly. There is not a specific treatment and symptoms vary from flu and flulike illnesses to death. If you get the acute hemorrhagic variety it does not bode well for you. It looks like in the assorted literature that this is mostly supportive although a lot of work on immunization is being worked on ...Read more

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Never take meds unless necessary, but doc suggested vit. d and biotin forte (hair loss due to recent illness, but recovered) can these 2 help my body?

Never take meds unless necessary, but doc suggested vit. d and biotin forte (hair loss due to recent illness, but recovered) can these 2 help my body?

Yes and No: Taking vitamin D supplements is helpful to most people, because most people do not get enough vitamin D (either from their food and drink, or from sunlight). Taking biotin doesn't help a normal person who already has eats a balanced diet. There is enough biotin for essentially everyone who eats a healthy diet. Very rarely is anyone deficient in biotin. ...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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What causes hair loss?

What causes hair loss?

Too many reasons: Stress, hormonal disturbance, infection (of hair follicles), chemotherapy/use of immunosuppressant, autoimmune disorders, thyroid disease, just name a few. ...Read more

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What causes Hair loss?

What causes Hair loss?

Many Reasons: Number one reason in males is Heredity. There are other reasons like Anemia, Mental stress, Severe illnesses, Hormone problems etc ...Read more

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What causes hair loss ?

What causes hair loss ?

Possible causes...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Can I reverse hair loss?

Can I reverse hair loss?

Depends on the cause: Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) can be reversed with rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia if it's started soon enough. To maintain the results they have to be used on an ongoing basis. Hair loss due to pregnancy, trauma or shock will grow back with time. Hair loss due to underlying medical problems (ie: anemia) can be reversed if the medical problem is treated. ...Read more

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What can cause hair loss?

What can cause hair loss?

Many...: There are many possible causes of hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by a medication, physical or emotional stress, anemia, thyroid disease, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases or simply age/genetic. Your doctor will help you determine the reason for the loss. When it's due to aging, we can treat it with rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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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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