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What causes telogen effluvium?

What causes telogen effluvium?

Mostly stress: Any stress that disturbs the immune system such as illness, surgeries , accidents, relationship, death in the family etc ...Read more

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Can telogen effluvium last for 6 months? (Thyroid, ferritin, hormones are all ok)

Can telogen effluvium last for 6 months? (Thyroid, ferritin, hormones are all ok)

Telogen effluvium: Yes. It can take many months for the hair follicles to recover, and then several months more for hair to grow to the length of your other hair. ...Read more

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Anything better than rogaine (minoxidil) for telogen effluvium?

Anything better than rogaine (minoxidil) for telogen effluvium?

Telogen effluvium: Because 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. In our clinic we use B12 shots once a month which helps. ...Read more

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Is minoxidil scalp solution recommended for a teenager suffering from telogen elluvium ?

Is minoxidil scalp solution recommended for a teenager suffering from telogen elluvium ?

Yes: I almost always recommend it because it is a low cost and very safe treatment that i think can often accelerate the recovery from telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Can doctors get telogen effilvium confused with female pattern baldness with biopsy?

Can doctors get telogen effilvium confused with female pattern baldness with biopsy?

Usually.: Usually. Biopsy is needed when no serious other drugs like antidepressants are used, playing with hair, rapid weight loss, lack of redmeat etc. ...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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What can be done about telogen effluvium ?

What can be done about 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

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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

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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What is real DHT men's shampoo for thinning hair?

What is real DHT men's shampoo for thinning hair?

DHT: is TESTOSTERONE and there are NO SCIENTIFICALLY based medical studies which show TOPICAL Testosterone as an effective means of treating thinning hair in mail pattern balndess (in fact testosterone used to be thought of as the CAUSE for MPB!!!!! ROGAINE is what you should be researching Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What amount effective jaborandi essentials for alopecia areata?

What amount effective jaborandi essentials for alopecia areata?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start at a Lo dose and work up. ...Read more

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What kinds of tests are a ferritin level, thyroid hormone, free testosterone level ? Tests for hair thinning or hair loss.

What kinds of tests are a ferritin level, thyroid hormone, free testosterone level ? Tests for hair thinning or hair loss.

Overall health: Every man should have an occasional serum ferritin since hemochrmoatosis is common, deadly and treatable. Testosterone assays are of little value in a baldness workup despite what you may hear, but worthwhile in an erectile dysfunction workup. Hypothyroidism leads to a non-male-pattern baldness and thyroid screen is worthwhile every few years. ...Read more

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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?

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 possible. 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

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Are there any new treatments for alopecia areata or alopecia universalis-eyebrow?

Are there any new treatments for alopecia areata or alopecia universalis-eyebrow?

Possibly: Hypothyroidism can cause eye brow loss, so get a physical and labwork. And inflammatory conditions can cause hair loss, so those need to be ruled out. I don't think steroid creams would help. ...Read more

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I am balding prematurely, male pattern baldness. Is there a solution?

I am balding prematurely, male pattern baldness. Is there a solution?

Baldness: Male pattern baldness affects many people in the United States. There are many possible solutions but you should see your doctor for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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What can be done for male pattern baldness?

What can be done for male pattern baldness?

A short list: Topical rogaine, (minoxidil) Finasteride pills, transplants or hairpieces. There are some lasers that purport to grow hair ( dubious but possible). Other options may be highly advertised but are ripoffs. ...Read more

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14 years girl. gradual hair thinning for several years. several experts checked all. no alopecia areata. uses minoxil 5. helps but not stopping.Ideas?

14 years girl. gradual hair thinning for several years. several experts checked all. no alopecia areata. uses minoxil 5. helps but not stopping.Ideas?

Multiple causes: When someone has diffuse gradual thinning, I like to order some tests to look at their thyroid function, iron level, vitamin D level, hormone levels, and their risk for autoimmune disease. If there is no answer, then sometimes a biopsy is helpful. In addition to minoxidil, supplements by Viviscal as well as topical caffeine products can be helpful depending on the pattern of hair loss. ...Read more

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What causes telogen effluvium?

Mostly stress: Any stress that disturbs the immune system such as illness, surgeries , accidents, relationship, death in the family etc ...Read more

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How long does telogen effluvium last?

Telogen Effluvium: T. Effluvium generally resolves spontaneously within 6 months. It is caused by an initial stressful event such as surgery, or even pregnancy. Once the stress has resolved, the hair should return within 6 months. It is important to see a physician to make sure that t. Effluvium is the cause for the hair loss. ...Read more

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What can be done about 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

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How can you recover from telogen effluvium?

Possibly: If you mean telogen effluvium as "hair loss secondary to trauma" the answer is yes. Please ask your dermatologist for additional information. ...Read more

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Why do only some people get telogen effluvium?

Why do only some people get telogen effluvium?

ShoCk to system: It is excessive shedding of resting hairs, after shock, such as surgery, weight loss, emotional upset. Hair does regrow but may unmask family pattern hair loss. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with telogen effluvium, what are the home remedies to cure te?

Diagnosed with telogen effluvium, what are the home remedies to cure te?

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 (minoxidil) 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

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I had telogen effluvium from medication which started about a month after stopping med. How long does med induced telogen effluvium last?

I had telogen effluvium from medication which started about a month after stopping med. How long does med induced telogen effluvium last?

Up to 6 months: In most cases of Telogen Effluvium(TE) your hair will stop falling out and start to grow back within six months. Normally 40-100 hairs are shed/day. In TE excessive hair loss results in a widespread thinning but no bald spots. The follicles are normal. Causes include: medication, hormone changes, intense physical stress(child birth), emotional stress, crash diet, acute or chronic illness. ...Read more

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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

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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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

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Why would a 13 year old get telogen effluvium?

Why  would a 13 year old get telogen effluvium?

Telogen effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists. Telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications, psychological stress or trauma. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. ...Read more

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Telogen effluvium caused by undiagnosed diabetes possible?

Telogen effluvium caused by undiagnosed diabetes possible?

Telogen effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring hair loss characterized by hair shedding over different areas, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists. It is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress, which can include diabetes, or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. ...Read more

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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

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Is chronic telogen effluvium treatable? If so, how is it treated?

Is chronic telogen effluvium treatable? If so, how is it treated?

Yes : Treated usually by eliminating the underlying problem. Caused by physical or emotional stress, so any significant disease or illness may be the culprit. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any diet recommendations that aid telogen effluvium recovery?

Are there any diet recommendations that  aid telogen effluvium recovery?

Telogen effluvium: Because 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. In our clinic we use B12 shots once a month which helps. ...Read more

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For the past three months I have telogen effluvium. Anything to speed up the recovery?

For the past three months I have telogen effluvium. Anything to speed up the recovery?

Telogen effluvium: Because 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. In our clinic we use B12 shots once a month which helps. ...Read more