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Can depression cause telogen effluvium?

Can depression cause telogen effluvium?

Probably: Many stresses may cause the hair loss including severe psychhological stress--also some meds used for depression (ie depakote) can cause brittle hair and temporary hair thinning. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


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Can seborrhea trigger migraines?

Can seborrhea trigger migraines?

Perhaps, not liely: There r multiple possible triggers to migraine, as spelled out in prior answers. I suspect that what lies beneath the skin of your question (pun intended), is if it is a stressor for you, could it trigger migraine--and then the answer is a definite yes. Can't generalize--as is said: one person's pain could be another one's gain. Crazy--yes; so is much of life's realities. C derm: rx the seborrhea. ...Read more

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Does severe stress cause alopecia areata?

Does severe stress cause alopecia areata?

Not specifically: While stress may result in greater appearance of gray hair which are more fragile and probe to breakage, it is not a common cause of localized hair loss. ...Read more

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Could prolonged isotretinoin treatment induce alopecia areata or TE?

Could prolonged isotretinoin treatment induce alopecia areata or TE?

Accutane Alopecia: Accutane use may cause hair loss and alopecia, according to Drugs.com.Patients taking Accutane should not take supplements containing vitamin A, according to Drugs.com. Accutane is a form of vitamin A and taking vitamin A supplements at the same time with Accutane can cause vitamin A toxicity which can cause hairloss.Accutane may also cause permanent hair loss, according to Drugs.com. Accutane damages hair shafts and follicles. ...Read more

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Can hair recover from severe traction alopecia?

Can hair recover  from severe traction alopecia?

Usually Yes: Once the cause of the traction alopecia is removed the hair will usually grow back as long as it has not been going on for too long. Unfortunately, chronic traction alopecia can result in permanent hairloss in the area. Traction alopecia is not one of the conditions of hairloss that spreads unless the source of traction is spreading to other areas of the scalp. ...Read more

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Can depression cause tension headaches?

Can depression cause tension headaches?

Can be a trigger: Depression and anxiety can lead to or be a consequence of chronic stress which can produce muscle tension and tension headaches. Sometimes people with depression will develop and complain of common somatic complaints such as headache and GI complaints along with general malaise. However, its always important to rule out medical condition which can alos produce such symptoms. ...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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Can alopecia areata cause your eyelashes to fall out?

Can alopecia areata cause your eyelashes to fall out?

Alopecia: Generally no. Alopecia generally occurs in the scalp. It is rare to involve the eyelashes. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis and alopecia areata occur together?

Of course: While this is not common, they are both autoimmune disorders. Anyone with one of these has a greater than average risk of having the other. ...Read more

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Can alopecia areata be cured?

Can alopecia areata be cured?

Usually treated: Most with aopecoa aerate will respond to treatment. Depending on severity limited alopecia aerate will relsove but may occur later. Extensive alopecia aerate is more difficult to treat, oral simvistatin works well for many who used it. ...Read more

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Can unbalanced ph of scalp causes hair fall?

Can unbalanced ph of scalp causes hair fall?

Why do you ask?: Talk about "scalp pH" comes mostly from promoters of various cosmetics and "pop"/"miracle" remedies, and the usual word is "unbalanced" which is a meaningless term. I believe these are scams targeting people who know a little high-school chemistry. Please get your thyroid checked, and if loss is serious, get evaluated for telogen effluvium, malnutrition, alopecia areata, and general health. ...Read more

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Can alopecia areata cause diffuse thinning of scalp n severe hairfall? Coz biopsy report says i have no telogen effluivm. Anagen telogen ratio is 8:2

Means total hr loss: If that is correct diagnosis you have total baldness. Good web sites are www.mayoclinic.com and www.johnshopkins.com with search term slope is areata ...Read more

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Can thyroid cause scalp rash & hair lost?

Thyroid: A thyroid condition may give rise to a scalp rash, namely seborrheo which can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Phentermine causes hairloss (alopecia)?

Phentermine causes hairloss (alopecia)?

Not usually: But extreme dieting and nutritional deficiencies and stresss are more likely causes. ...Read more

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Can amytriptyline help stress related hair loss?

Can amytriptyline help stress related hair loss?

Probably not: Some time on this classic, great antidepressant may help in other ways. Telogen effluvium (stress-related hair loss) is difficult to manage. If you're under a lot of stress, this may be a great time to examine ways in which you can change your situation, your ways of thinking / feeling, and work to be a happier person. Your physician can help here. Be brave & proacative & good luck. ...Read more

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Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture helps in alopecia areata?

Does acupuncture helps in alopecia areata?

May: It may help but results are unpredictable and variable. If the hair loss is too extensive or resistant to traditional medical treatment, acupuncture may help .Ask acupuncturist how many e/she has treted and achieved positive response. ...Read more

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Can miniaturization of hairs Happen with telogen effluvium?

Can miniaturization of hairs Happen with telogen effluvium?

Growing hairs?: With telogen effluvium, the spots you develop can be without hair for several months. When the hairs start to grow again, they will of course be very short, but they will regrow to normal length eventually. This growth can take many months however, so patience is needed. Hair grows very slowly, unfortunately. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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