Telogen Effluvium

Telogen effluvium is a type of hair loss, where a person experiences frequent periods of hair loss for more than 6 months. The causes include stress, poor diet, sudden weight loss, menopause, autoimmune condition, and metal toxicity.

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How to cure my sudden and extreme hair loss following a stressful situation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing sudden extreme hair loss from all over my head. I lose around 30 hair when I run hands through my hair. I am 19 and had unnecessary stress that stopped a few months ago (lasted about a year). My hair loss started very suddenly. I believe I can now see some tiny hairs ap...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayankutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Post-stress hair loss is very common. Telogen effluvium is a condition that appears following stress, any trauma, accidents, or after surgeries. It happens all over the scalp, and one would experience diffuse thinning of hair which is easy to pluck and breaks eas...  Read Full »

Can oral contraceptives cause hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having severe hair fall, an itchy scalp, and dandruff. I used to take oral contraceptives due to PCOS. I got telogen effluvium four years ago, and I have been prescribed Minoxidil for my hair loss. But once I stop Minoxidil, my hair fall comes back. Now, even if I take Minoxidil, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kamran Ashraf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the hair loss is due to taking medication for PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), you should change the medicine. I suggest you take homeopathic medicines for your pathology, which will clear your problem without affecting your hair. I suggest you take Apis melli...  Read Full »

I have thinning of hair and tingling sensation on my scalp. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed substantial hair loss recently, and I am concerned if it is balding or telogen effluvium. When I run my hands through the hair, it feels so dry, and hair is coming out. There is thinning out of hair, and I have a tingling sensation on the scalp. I took tablet Saxenda 3 mg ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. After assessing your symptoms, I suggest it is telogen effluvium with dermatitis (inflammation) of the scalp and back of the neck. In acute telogen effluvium, follicles go in the resting phase, and the abrupt ...  Read Full »

Why is my hair falling out after COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 57-year-old woman and recently started to have a lot of hair fall. Usually, when I comb or wash my hair, a lot of hair fall happens. But lately, the amount of hair I am losing due to hair wash is worrying me. It seems like I am losing the hair from the root. I underwent surgery to...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It would have been better if you attached a few clinical pictures of your scalp. The most common causes of hair loss in females are pattern hair loss and telogen effluvium. Sudden diffuse hair loss primarily indicates telogen effluviu...  Read Full »

What is the cause of my sudden hair thinning?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male. For a couple of years, I have been experiencing thinning of my hair across my entire scalp. There is no pattern. My hair is very brittle, sheds quite a lot, and will come out at the slightest touch. This change in my hair started very abruptly but did not impr...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The causes can be hormonal imbalance, insufficient protein intake, iron deficiency, certain drugs, hairstyles, hair procedures, rough handling, coloring, tablet Effluvium (Silicon-choline, Iron, vitamin E, essential nutrients, Arginine, Chelated Copper, Zinc), and certa...  Read Full »

How to control my hair fall that occur post pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a severe hair loss problem. I am a mother of a 1-year-old baby. After pregnancy, I gained weight up to 76 kilograms and after that, I have reduced it up to 63 kilograms. After this, I have severe hair loss. I have hair fall everywhere in my home while combing. Kindly help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Pathave Hari Shivaram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have hair loss due to telogen effluvium. After pregnancy, there is hair loss in the telogen stage. Hair loss due to telogen effluvium is reversible and they are not permanent. Sometimes, it requires treatment. You can start using Proanagen lotion (Diaminopyrimidine ...  Read Full »

Is stress the cause of my hair loss problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a hair loss problem at the age of 17 years. Previously, it got started last year. I did not notice it until I shaved my head. I used Minoxidil for four weeks and then I stopped using it. I just use oil till now. I went through a breakup before two months. I was really stressed dur...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have telogen effluvium. It is a condition where sudden excessive hair fall occurs due to stress or any illness or any medicine. As you have gone through a stressful situation, it might have caused telogen effluvium. As you are facing hair fall for nine m...  Read Full »

Can changing water cause sudden hair fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. I am facing sudden hair fall from the past one month. The hair fall started all of the sudden and full strands of hair is falling out while taking a head shower and combing hair. I have lost half of my hair volume and on left top corner scalp is visible. I have fac...  Read Full »

Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I feel you are suffering from chronic telogen effluvium. Nutritional deficiency is the commonest cause. Keep your hemoglobin above 12g/dl. Are you taking biotin containing hair supplements? Have dates and fresh vegetables and fruits rich in iron. Did you have severe il...  Read Full »

How to manage hair loss and thinning?

Query: Hi doctor,I am facing tremendous hair loss for the last ten months. Every time I touch my hair, I get strands of hair in my hand. I am also facing hair thinning. No shampoos or serums or home remedies helped in this case, and hair fall persists. Please suggest what can be done. Kindly recommend some...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have a receding hairline? Do you have central parting? Is there any female pattern hair loss? Do you have diffuse hair loss? Is the scalp itchy or flaky? Do you have dandruff or greasy scales on the scalp? Do you take insufficient protein intake? Do you ...  Read Full »

What are the causes of sudden hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having sudden hair loss, and it happened just in three months. In the beginning, I thought it was a normal hair fall, but day by day, it was getting worse, and now I can see my scalp.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello,Welcome to not worry; I will help you with your concern. See, the most common causes of hair fall in men are androgenetic alopecia and telogen effluvium.Such sudden hair loss can be due to telogen effluvium. I need to ask you a few questions to make a definitive diagnosis.Did yo...  Read Full »

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