You are here:

Hair Loss/telogen effivlum


i had a severe hairloss since jan 2013 and was diagonesed as telogen effium,things have changed 20% and i have less hairfall,but at a times hairfall increases too much and again it stresses me a lot.

as of now i am on multivitamins and minerala to recover from please tell me how sholud te be dealt


The Causes of Telogen Effluvium are

1. After parturition (Child Birth)
2. Post natal (neonatal)
3. Fever
4. Surgery
5. Stress
6. Traction
5. Severe or chronic illness
6. Drugs -
= Amphetamine,
=Aminosalicylic acid,

7. Nutritional deficiency--Crash Dieting, Starvation, Total energy malnutrition, Protein energy malnutrition

8. Thyroid disease---Hypothyroidism

Telogen effluvium can easily be diagnosed by Pull test-----
Grasping 40 hairs firmly between thumb and forefinger, followed by a slow pull that causes mild discomfort to the patient. A count of greater than 4-6 club hairs is abnormal.

1. Removal of the cause
2. No specific treatment.
3. Men--5% minoxidil lotion
4. Pre menopausal women--5% minoxidil + Cyproterone acetate 50 mg/Day from day 5 to 15 of menstrual cycle together with ethinyl estradiol 0.035 mg/day
5. Post menopausal women--Cyproterone acetate 50 mg/Day

Hair Loss

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Dr S M Bakhtiar Kamal, MBBS, DDV, MD


I can answer all kinds of question related to hair diseases & liposuction. Can't answer other questions.


I am experienced in various field of Dermatology, Dermatosugery, Hair Transplant, Treatment of Hair disorders, Microdermabrasion, Dermabrasion, BOTOX, PRP, Chemical peel, Electrosurgery, Cryosugery, Breast augmentation, Breast reduction, Ultrasonic lipolysis, Tumescent liposuction.

Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

MBBS DDV MD (dermatology)

Awards and Honors
Member- Bangladesh Dermatological Society (BDS). Member- European Society of Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dermatology(ESCAD). Life member- The Hair Research Society of India Life member- The Cosmetic Dermatology Society of India. Life member- Association of Cutaneous surgeons of India.

©2017 All rights reserved.