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Will stopping medication help hair loss?

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When hair loss is related to a medication, stopping the drug usually prevents further hair loss, and the hair will eventually grow back. Hair also tends to grow back after most illnesses, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy.

From: Hair Problems WebMD Medical Reference

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Wood, J.M. published online Feb. 23, 2009. FASEB J.,

Inomata, K. , 2009. Cell

Mosley, J.G. , 1996. BMJ

Mounsey, A.L. , 2009. American Family Physician

American Academy of Dermatology web site: "Hair Loss."

Palladino L., Green, M. , 5th ed., Cengage Learning, 2006. Hairdressing -- the Foundations: The Official Guide to Level 2

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 6, 2019

SOURCES:

Wood, J.M. published online Feb. 23, 2009. FASEB J.,

Inomata, K. , 2009. Cell

Mosley, J.G. , 1996. BMJ

Mounsey, A.L. , 2009. American Family Physician

American Academy of Dermatology web site: "Hair Loss."

Palladino L., Green, M. , 5th ed., Cengage Learning, 2006. Hairdressing -- the Foundations: The Official Guide to Level 2

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 6, 2019

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