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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.
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.
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.
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.
Toddler w/ rapid, complete (bald) scalp hair loss 10 weeks post heart surgery been 2 months with no regrowth. Telogen effluvium? When expect regrowth?
Could be: It also could be alopecia areata. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
No: Scalp fungus is extremely unusual as you mature from adolescence on. You will not get scalp fungus. What is the precise cause for your problem? How bad is it? What has the Dr told you?
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.
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.
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?
Suspect seborrhea: I'd favor seborrheic dermatitis involving the scalp which can be treated; telogen effluvium is my second choice. How is your thyroid? You need to be seen by a competent dermatologist.
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.
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.
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?
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