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Severe hair loss, have recovered from typhoid few months ago. What could be the root cause?

hi i am 22 years old female. few months ago i had typhoid and now i think cause of typhoid my hair is falling a lot. that time everything was good but don t know after 2 months all of sudden what happened and i started loosing my hair. i tried everything for taking care of it but then also my hair fall is not stopping. what can be the exact reason ?
Asked On : Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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hi..thanks for the query!
You seem to have something called Telogen effluvium which 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 caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications.It as common after illness like typhoid as you mention.
My suggestion to you would be to do a few blood tests and an USG of the pelvis to ascertain the cause before you treat any of the symptoms.
Hair Loss is a condition where multiple causes ,deficiencies exist and without doing a complete work up ,it it unwise to start any random medication.As, by doing this, a lot of valuable time(& hair) is lost and a much more amount of time will be lost to regain them.Meanwhile, you can start taking Biotin(5mg) tablets and iron& calcium supplementation for yourself.
Hope this helps..take care!
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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