Telogen effluvium

What is Telogen effluvium?

The hair cells has two stages-the young anagen and old telogen. The premature shedding of hair caused by early entry of hair follicles into the telogen phase is called Telogen effluvim.In other words,it is one of the major cause of baldness and premature graying caused by early dying of hair follicles. It is usually caused by nutritional deficiencies,Anemia,Chronic illness,Major surgery & Stress.

Questions and answers on "Telogen effluvium"

Am a 26 yr old female with a 2 yr old daughter who has been exclusively breastfed till date...for the past 2-3 months i have been experiencing terrible hair shedding in full length...their is no breakage but the entire hair falls off from the root with a root bulb at the end...can u plz explain the possible causes of such extreme hair loss n suggest me treatment as well...am i going through telogen effluvium phase?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Telogen effluvium

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Yes it is telogen effluvium
The stress also adds on leading to increased haie fall.
You can use 5 % minoxidil lotion twice daily for 6 months.
This will increase blood supply to hair bulb and strengthen them.
Take...

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I am experiencing a sudden and quick loss of hair on my scalp. it started on the sides and is moving towards the top and back. I had very high anxiety for about 5 months on and off, have a ferritin level of 9 and an anti tpo of 272. is it possible that stress created the hair loss and the low ferritin is preventing it from growing in. One GP said alopecia while another noted TE. a Chinese herbalist also stated that I am in menopause.
Worried

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Most probably Telogen effluvium due low serum Ferritin , raised anti TPO & stress

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Health Care Magic

I have gone through your complaints and you are most probably having Telogen effluvium.

Both low Ferritin and raised anti thyroperoxidase...

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I've seen a a severe hair fall problem from 1-2 months. Can you please suggest/help me in choosing shampoo

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Severe Hair fall

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to healthcare magic,
Severe hair fall of short duration is usually due to acute telogen effluvium. This is usually due to stress either physical or psychological around three to four months prior to the onset of fall. Examples of...

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Hello Doctor,
I am writing to get some advise for my wife's hair loss condition.
She is 35 years old and we have twins (girls 15 months old), my wife has severe hair loss, particularly in the front area in the head but overall she loses hair when she bushes them, after bath, and generally throughout the day. The rate of hairfall is like she loses atleast 100-500 strands of hair every time she brushes.
She has no medical conditions like PCOS, Diabetes, HT etc.
She has been taking Iron tablets (autrin) regularly for a couple of months now and has
been exercising daily to relieve stress.
After delivery she was not lactating (very less sectrtion).
We've tried a few medications in the past (before pregnancy) like folic acid and folifast, they worked a bit but later we were back to same condition.

Can you please help recommend a solution to this?

Thanks,
XXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Minoxidil solution along with oral biotin and finasteride

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am Dr.Kakkar(Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.

I would keep a possibility of Telogen effluvium superimposed on female pattern...

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Hi, My sister has had problem of extensive hair fall for the past 5-6 years now. She is 21 years old. Her hairs have become thin.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Treatment for Hair Fall

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Healthcaremagic

I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your query.

I would keep a possibility of either Telogen Effluvium or Androgenetic Alopecia.

I would like to gather more information from you.
1) Approximately how...

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Moved to XXXXXXX 1.5 years ago. Since then Hairfall is happening . One reason can be hard water in XXXXXXX
Have been washing my hair with Purifier Soft water.
Have tried lot of hairfall shampoos also. But this problem is not stopping and getting worse.
Please suggest something .

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Telogen effluvium Or Androgenetic alopecia; Minoxidil sol'n; Oral Iron

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I have gone through your query and I have noted down your concern.

Two most likely causes for a chronically persisting hair fall in females can be either...

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My mother has recently moved to XXXXXXX from XXXXXXX (a town in Haryana). She has started experiencing increased hair-fall ever since she has moved to XXXXXXX She washes her hair once a week through Clinic Plus. Please advice if any measures/medications can be taken to reduce hair fall. Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Either Telogen effluvium Or androgenetic alopecia; minoxidil sol'n; oral iron & biotin supplement

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I have taken note of your query and I have understood your concern

Sudden increase in hair shedding is likely due to 'telogen...

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Dear Sir,
I'm suffering from a severe hair loss problem, which though is not new to me, but is scarry. I'm scared of touching my hair, combing (I use wide tooth comb), oiling and even to take a head bath. In the last 5 yrs, every year there comes a time, when all of a sudden my hair starts falling in bunches and I've to visit a dermatologist, who prescribes me minioxidil solution alongwith few other capsules . But I think the moment I cease to apply this solution, the hair fall resumes in a matter of 2-3 months. In reference to what have I tried till now, I've seen a dermatologist in 2011(and continued his medicines till 4-5 months), 2012 (twice), 2013 (for 1-2 months), aurvedic doctor again in 2013 (for 7 months) and then tried homeopathic medicines by Dr. Batra (From August 2014 to till now). After all these years of consultation, I'm yet to find permanent results for my hair. For 1-2 months every year, my hair stops falling and looks healthy, but after that period, hair fall problem resumes.

For your reference, my hair is frizzy and my ends are dry but my scalp is oily. My hair looks a bit voluminuous, so the bald patches are not much visible, other than on my forehead, where the hairline is receding. And as per my serum feretin test reports, suggested to me by Dr. Batra, my serum feretin was around 9 in last october (2014), which the Dr. said was very low. But since, November 2014, I'm continuously taking Autrin tablet (1 per day). I was also told that my hair is thinning graudually. Since I was diagnosed with chicken pox in May 2015, I suppose that could also be a reason for my severe hair fall problem. (It was the only time in last 5 yrs, when I was severely ill). Prior to my chicken pox my hair was in a healthy stage, that usually stays in for 1-2 months, as I had mentioned earlier. And I'm also taking vit e capsules for my chicken pox scars. As somebody told me that sweating also leads to hair fall, so should I stop excercising for a while? as it does lead to excess sweating on my scalp.

Kindly look into my problem. I consulted you for my chicken pox scars and pits as well and looking forward to best suitable cure for my this problem as well.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Acute on Chronic Telogen effluvium; Component of Androgenetic alopecia

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I have read you query in detail and I understand that your concern about chronic hair fall, recent increase in hair fall and reduced density hair on frontal...

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Hi I am facing bad hair fall problem from last couple of months.. I tried mist of home remedies but nothing worked.. Also I am having drandruff... Pls advise...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
supplement, antidandruff shampoo and minoxidil

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing to us.
Hair fall could be due to:
• Androgenetic alopecia in which the hair loss is gradual and progressive and mainly from frontal, temporal and crown area. This pattern of hair fall is...

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Dear Dr,

Recently when I shampoo , I notice slightly more than usual amount of hair coming out when I rinse and a little more when conditioning .. Is about 30 to 40 strands.. Some days slightly more and less. I recently moved house and the tiles are white and therefore easier to notice. I'm not sure if it's the beginning of hair loss.

When I wake up in the morning , there were about 10 strands of hair on my pillow. Yet again , I'm unsure because i started noticing them or they had been like this all the while. But I'm pretty sure hair on pillow is very seldom even if there is a few strands at most.

My family had no hair loss history not even thinning ... My father is 65 and his hair is thick and full.

I'm having some emotional stress past few days.do u think the amount of hair coming out (as I describe on earlier) due to emotion? I was told if caused by emotions it wil usually be fast and in chunks ..

What can I do to prevent it from worsening?

Do you think I'm beginning to loss hair ?

What can I do now?


doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Kindly elaborate certain points.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum.

I can understand your concern for hair fall and dandruff. In view to help you best kindly elaborate about the problem of both hair fall and dandruff so that I can help you...

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hi i am 25 yr female having hair loss in frontal region. i am taking follihair and minoxidil 5% twice daily for 1 mnth n iron n calcim suppl. have normal testosteron n dheas normal and dont have pcot. low vit d and familial dyslipidemia. after using minoxidil i think my hair fall increases. some times i develop nodular cystic acne. my doctor dignosed me seborrhea and telogen effluvium. i am very depresses. should i take androgen blocker like spironolactone or something else for how mch time please help me

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