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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?
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
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 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
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.Alopecia areata can be controlled with intralesional scalp cortisone injections. Your thyroid also needs to be checked. ...Read more
I have lost 30% of my hair in last 4 months and there is excess oily dandruff too. Could it be androgenic alopecia or 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
Does telogen effluvium get worse before it gets better? Experiencing it for 5-6 weeks, it used to be getting better but i think it's getting worse now
Post pregnancy?: Telogen effluvium is common after having a baby. The sudden change in hormone levels causes the hair follicles to shut down for a while. This will get better on its own, but hard to say exactly how long. Other causes: vitamin deficiency, some meds. Give it time; most likely hair will start to grow back soon. Treatment with Minoxidil may be used for severe cases. ...Read more
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