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Telogen effluvium is what kind of baldness?

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

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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How to know if I have telogen effluvium or female pattern baldness?

How to know if I have telogen effluvium or female pattern baldness?

Some below: 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

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How can I distinguish between telogen effluvium and male pattern baldness?

How can I distinguish between telogen effluvium and male pattern baldness?

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

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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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How would I know if my hair loss is just telogen effluvium or something else?

How would I know if my hair loss is just  telogen effluvium or something else?

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

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Does telogen effluvium and mild alopecia areata affect the hairline permanently?

Does telogen effluvium and mild alopecia areata affect the hairline permanently?

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

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How can you distinguish the difference between telogen effluvium hair loss and hair loss from psoriasis?

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

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more