my hair has been rapidly shedding since March within two months of being sick. I noticed little white bulbs at the end of the hair. The hair on top, sides and back become difussed, now all of my neck hair has receded. The Derm says I have TE. does it sound like TE? Derm explained hair cycle phases. Am I in the Telogen phase.. Hair stops growing and shedds? when does it stop shedding.?
Telogen effluvium (TE) can occur after a stressful illness. It does sound like that’s what you’ve got, but without examining you for myself I couldn’t really say one way or the other with certainty. People with RE will often have a positive hair pull test. If you are going through TE, it will usually stop within 6 months after you are fully recovered from your illness. Learn more about TE at eMedicine.