Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

127 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

hair fall after typhoid fever.

I had typhoid and now i am having hair fall .the fever was there for more than two months and i am really tensed .I went to the doctor but he said that it is due to typhoid .And he dint prescribe any medicine so what should i do to stop it ?
Tue, 17 May 2011
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
  User's Response
's  Response
hi there, i recently had typhoid and thought i should share my experience. 3 months after typhoid i started losing hair. i looked online for information and found that this was a normal after effect, however i was losing so much hair that i was scared i would go bald (i am female). i couldn't find any information on the internet on how long i would lose hair for, so i was really worried it would continue for ages. my doctor didn't prescribe me anything. however 3 months after my hair started falling, it has slowed down. my hair has definitely thinned, but it still looks fine. so there is hope for all you typhoid sufferers - the worst thing you can do is stress more about it. i would cry everyday when handfuls came out, and when i had to scrap hair off the carpet before i could vacuum because there was so much and i didnt want to jam the vacuum cleaner. i'm surprised how much hair you can lose and still look normal. so things are fine now, and i'm happy to be finally over it.
Pediatrician Dr. Taher Kagalwala's  Response
Dear Piyush,

Conditions that cause extreme fever like malaria, typhoid etc. produce a state of hair undernutrition and falling out during the period of recovery (convalescence). The hair usually grows back within a few months, and the doctor hasn't erred by not prescribing any medication. If at all, you should eat a lot of fruit, dry fruit, legumes and fresh raw veggies to replenish the lost nutrients. A massage with almond oil may also be beneficial in such cases. However, I strongly urge you not to wash your hair with harsh shampoos or soaps and to dry them with a patting movement with a soft towel so that the hair is not pulled out by the roots.

- drtaher@gmail.com
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

  User's Response
usamawidu's  Response
after suffering from fever to get bald is necessary ,,
  User's Response
Nikita's  Response
hey this is true, when i had typhoid fever i use to have more hair falls. earlier also i use to use same shmapo, but i didnt have hair fall. when i use to bath i use more hair fall almost all bunches use to fall. then i consulted a doctor he said after any major infection hair fall is normal. no need of any tablets or change of shampoo. he said you will be alright in few days.
  Anonymous's Response
Anonymous's  Response

i had malaria three months ago and my hair are also falling too much

  User's Response
ruchika's  Response

i suffered from typhoid fever 3 months ago and now from past one month there is rapid hair fall, my doc said it is because of typhoid fever i suffered 3 months ago

  Anonymous's Response
Anonymous's  Response

hai

i am zain.i am having typoid fever, more constipation  and hait falling.

so pleae tell medicine to me

i am waitng for u'r reply

tahnk u

my id jmcjain@yahoo.co.in

  User's Response
haiderjustchill's  Response
no need to cut all of the hair.............???
  User's Response
megha's  Response

hey which brand  of biotin tablet to take i mean the name of tablet pls refer and rep at my mail pls . chiku_pie@yahoo.co.in. pls i wil b highly grtful to u

  User's Response
reena's  Response
i think it is becuase of genral stress during fevcer and also we dont eat much druring fever...i used biotin tablets may be it will help...u also
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hi,My name is Karthik and 24 years of age. Today (16-12-13) i am suffering from typhoid fever. I heard from my friends and relatives that my hair will fall down as soon as possible. So they are asking me to consult doctor s again. I am having this hair fall problem at the normal stage but after hearing this I am very scared about it. I am sure it should not continue so please help me doctor s

doctor1 MD

I had typhoid fever 2 months ago. And after i got better i am a victim to hairfall. My hair are breaking roots and i have lost almost half of my hair and i am very worried about it. Can you please help by telling how to stop this hairfall and reboost mu hair growth Regard

doctor1 MD

I am suffering from the hair fall after the typhoid fever when i was in the 9th standard every one asked me to shave my head but i was really not at all interested to shave my head at that time ... After that fever when i was cured then my hair started falling very badly and i am really worried a lot about my hair fall so please give me right suggestion where i can get back my hair

Recent questions on  Typhoid fever

doctor1 MD

Hello, My husband has been examined for UTI and the puf cells range is 2-3 and epithelial cells range is 2-3 hpf. He was having fever and headache...Is this UTI? He has been tested negative for Malaria and Typhoid...fever is not anymore, but has slight headache...

doctor1 MD

Dear Doctor, this is srinivas age:28 height:6feet weight :73kgs i m suffering from fever with chills since last 10days. Doctors done all tests like CBP,CBC,malaria, typhoid,zandis and urine tests. all reports are absolutely normal. only problem with ESR. before starting the treatment it s 26mm/1hr after one week it s increased to 68mm/1hr now i m using ceftum500,Rabeprazole, riconia lp, Paracetamol 650mg. after continue the above treatment for 4days also fever not controlled. every 7-8 hours fever increasing to 101+.mean every 8 hours i have to take paracetamol.please check the case and suggest some valueble solution.thanks & regards Srinivas

doctor1 MD

I had typhoid fever 2 months back. But I have been cured by undergoing traetments( like injections and tablets). But i am facing hair fall in large extend. pLease help me to cure this hairfall and regrow the hair gone. My age is 24, height 170 cm and weight is 73 kgs.

doctor1 MD

my age is 22(female).i am having pain in my stomach.i had typhoid 2-3 weeks back.i have undergone a medication and taken medicines- zentel 400mg(for 3 days),taxim o(for 5 days) and cap pre pro (for 10 days).since the time have left taken my medicines i still have a slight pain in my stomach.sometimes i have constipation problem.also, i had the stomach problem from past 2-3 months.please tell me what to do.

doctor1 MD

I am having joint pain post my typhoid . Still not going down. Have been taking wysolon. Any other medicine

doctor1 MD

Fever from 16 days. got CBC, Typhpoiid and Dengue test done.Got Typhoid Positive. (TYPHI IgG(RAPID ASSAY) - within range(Negative) (TYPHI IgG(RAPID ASSAY) - out of range(Positive) Taken medicine from 11 days.Still fever exists. Today then CBC,...

doctor1 MD

Hi. I have recently diagnosed with typhoid one month back and I took course of antibiotics. I started developing anxiety kind of like unknown fear and disturbed mind during this typhoid. Is it common to have this symptom. 8 years back I had...