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I am only 20 years old and suffer from rapid hair loss. What can I do?
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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology
In brief: Determine Cause
There are many etiologies of sudden hair loss in a 20 year old man.
Sudden weight loss, recent illness , certain medications, high fevers, and a recent hospitalization has been associated with rapid hair loss. This type is called telegenic effluvium. Consultation with a physician will help to elucidate the cause and administer appropriate treatment.

In brief: Determine Cause
There are many etiologies of sudden hair loss in a 20 year old man.
Sudden weight loss, recent illness , certain medications, high fevers, and a recent hospitalization has been associated with rapid hair loss. This type is called telegenic effluvium. Consultation with a physician will help to elucidate the cause and administer appropriate treatment.
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