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Telogen Effluvium and Other Effluviums

Anagen Effluvium continued...

Some experimental drugs to block drug induced hair loss are under development, but the same fear applies. The treatments to stop hair loss may also protect any cancer cells in the skin.

While, the development of anagen effluvium is rapid, the recovery is also equally rapid. Because the follicles are just frozen in time, they are ready to grow once the factor causing the anagen effluvium has been removed.

On completion of an anti-cancer drug treatment course, a person may start to see new hair growth within a month. The hair follicles are not destroyed, so there should be a normal hair growth density. However, some people notice a change in the nature of the hair fiber produced. Some people find their hair changes from straight to curly or vice versa, or sometimes there is a change in hair color. These changes may be permanent.

 

Published on March 1, 2010

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WebMD Medical Reference from the American Hair Loss Association

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