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Doctor insights on: Tests For Telogen Effluvium

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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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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 ?

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?

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