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Severe typhoid fever, e-coli infection, acute hair loss, hair thinning. Suggestions?

HI there, Its been a month and a half since i recovered from a severe Typhoid fever , I was in the hospital for 10 days and 5 days in ICU since i also had an E Coli infection. I have recovered now and i m back to normal, although the only issue i m facing is acute hair loss . I see stands and strands of hair falling everyday even if I haven t combed them. My hair has started thinning down enormously and I worry as to when this would ideally reduce and stop. Please give your opinion on it. Regards
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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Hair loss during or after recovery from acute illness is a common finding. It is a self limited condition and no treatment is needed.
Daily loss of few hairs is common during combing or spontaneous, as it is a sign of normal growth
(different phases of hair growth). But acute increase in loss may be seen following illness as in your case( known as Telogen effluvium).
Few drugs can also cause this,. In that condition discontinuation of drug is needed.
Thinning of hair is a genetic condition which usually progresses with age.
This hair fall can continue for week or month.
I would suggest you to consult a dermatologist rule out the other causes of hair fall if any and treatment accordingly.
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