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Telogen Effluvium Is What Kind Of Baldness
Stress-related: Telogen effluvium is usually caused by one or more major stresses to the body. These can include rapid weight loss, a major surgery, general anesthesia, high fever, having a baby or stopping birth control pills, a death in the family or any other major stress like these. The hairloss is usually over the entire scalp, but not all hair falls out. Generally, the hair will grow back. ...Read more
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
Yes: The only definitive way to diagnose is to perform a punch biopsy. ...Read more
TE may occur if taking drugs such as antidepressants, cardiac drugs like Inderal
(Propranolol). A rapid increase in hair loss, a positive tug(pulling hair) test to note if clubs are at end are also useful. Hypothyroidism hyperthyroidism can cause it too and reverse with Rx. Often severe stress is a cause. ...Read more
Easy: Male pattern baldness follows a predictable progression, advancing on the temples and crown as you get older. The more chest hair you're naturally blessed with, generally the faster you have hair loss. Teloven effluvium is unrelated, and is a patchy shedding of hairs often in particular areas. ...Read more
Toddler w/ rapid, complete (bald) scalp hair loss 10 weeks post heart surgery been 2 months with no regrowth. Telogen effluvium? When expect regrowth?
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
Telogen effluvium: Laboratory studies are of little use in the diagnosis of telogen effluvium if there is clear history of an inciting event. Scalp biopsy is the most useful test to confirm the diagnosis, although this is seldom necessary if the history is characteristic and a gentle hair pull produces numerous telogen hairs. Telogen hairs are identified by a white bulb and the lack of a gelatinous hair sheath. ...Read more
How can you distinguish the difference between telogen effluvium hair loss and hair loss from psoriasis?
Dermatologist: Your dermatologist should be able to tell you quite easily and provide a treatment for it. ...Read more
Hi! I'm 20 and I'm affected by androgenetic alopecia and telogen effluvium. Could serenoa repens not allow the growth in height? I take every day sereno
Not height growth: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a child nor his doctor can do to increase height. By age 20 neither serenoa repens (saw palmetto) nor anything else will affect height. ...Read more
Hair loss from telogen effluvium. Stopped washing it cuz I hate seeing it fall out. Does not washing hair cause any fungus? It does feel softer
Is 40 ferritin low? Diagnosed with chronic telogen effluvium after 18 painful months of diffuse hair loss, trying to identify possible deficiencies?
That value: Is considered to be within the normal range, although a bit on the lower end of normal. Exact ranges vary slightly between various references. ...Read more
Is hair loss caused by depakote telogen effluvium? Is it reversible? How long will it take? I stopped taking it two months ago and still falling a lot
Why does telogen effluvium occur after getting over crash diets. Shouldn't the body make hairthicker instead of hair loss when we start eating healthy?
I have telogen effluvium. Does womens rogaine (minoxidil) stop hair loss or only grow it. If it stops hair loss how long does it take?
Both : It will both stabilize the loss and encourage new growth. It may take 6 months to see results. ...Read more
I was dignosed androgenic alopecia with telogen effluvium. I've lost temple hairs. She said there is no chance of hair growth on temples.
Who's advising you?: You're 23. All men lose the hair on our temples at about your age. Look around you. If the individual who told you about this is also the person who told you to put apple cider vinegar on your head, you are in serious need of a solid relationship with a different, evidence-based health care provider -- perhaps even a scientific holist. ...Read more
Why do meds cause hair loss? And if diet or supplements won't help regrowth after meds done--then what to do, wait it out? Derm said telogen effluvium
Meds hair loss: 43 F asks: Why do meds cause hair loss? And if diet or supplements won't help regrowth after meds done--then what to do, wait it out? Derm said telogen effluvium. ANS: few meds cause hair loss so need more details. Wait it out is usually the best answer. But your dermatologist knows you better than anyone here does. ...Read more
My pubic hair has changed from being curly to straight, also is now shedding more than in the past. I have scalp hair loss as well, which was diagnosed as telogen effluvium by a term. Now doubting diagnosis...is full body alopecia more likely?
Hair loss, F- derm said telogen effluvium- bloodwork ok, no other med probs, no fam history of hair loss-no fungal infection. How long can it last?
Ask the derm: The DR who determined you have telogen effluvium should discuss it in detail. Be sure she answers all your questions. What is the specific cause of your problem? There are many possibles. This is very important. Typical telogen lasts about 3 months. If present less than 6 months it is acute. If over 6 months it is chronic. The circumstances causing it determine the duration. ...Read more
Have hair loss which derm thinks telogen effluvium, so then why is hair on my legs, eyebrows, under arms, etc. not falling out and still growing?
Unknown: There is little or no research money for telogen effluvium. It is quite variable and often is patchy on the scalp. In severe cases it can effect body hair, axillary hair, pubic hair, eyelash and eyebrow hair. No-one knows how to explain the differences. Does the Dr speculate about the reason for your case? You left out all the interesting details. ...Read more
10mg elavil (amitriptyline) for sleep/migraines. Have telogen effluvium from it. Doc switched to doxepin. Won't this cousin still cause hair loss?
Hair loss: Causes of hair loss include hormonal issues, local infection, trauma eg from hard hair brushes / hot air blow-drying / dyes & chemicals, severe illness (during and months after), poor diet, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, etc. On very rare occasions ordinary medications may be involved, when used at high doses. OTC Biotin, Vitamin D & E, Omega oils orally and Minoxidil lotion topically may help. ...Read more
Telogen effluvium due to wieght loss/ deficiency. Does hair regrow better once weight is gained and deficiencies are restored?
Can something like missing one period trigger telogen effluvium, or does it have to be a major shock? (crash diet, severe stress, etc)
Telogen effluvium: Missing one period should not trigger telegenic effluvium by itself. However, a shock to the system could lead to both, such as marked weight loss and excessive exercise in women. If none of these occurred see your gynecologist or dermatologist. Also, this can occur as an adverse reaction to a medication. ...Read more
What is the best advice when dealing with telogen effluvium? I believe meds caused it, but off them now. I'm eating healthy, can any supplements help?
Not likely: Give some time and see if the follicular will return to its cycle there is a chance ...Read more
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