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    When will my hair stop falling out? Will it grow back?

    I am a 28 year old female. Since late January, about 65% of my hair has fallen out. Huge clumps at a time. It is now very thin. I was previously very ill with salmonella for six weeks and about a month later, my hair started falling out. All of my blood tests came back normal. But I am still losing my hair at a rapid pace. Is it going to stop falling out before I go bald? Is it ever going to grow back?
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    There are many reason why hair falls out. But clumps of hair loss may be a sign of a more serious medical condition. Hair loss can also be the cause of some common skin complaints, such as dandruff, ringworm or psoriasis. You hair loss needs an evaluation by a dermatologist to determine what it is.
     
    It is not uncommon to for hair to go into Telogen effluvium.  This is when hair is in a resting phase.  There are many reasons why this can occur for example after pregnancy, major surgery, drastic weight loss, a major illness or be a side effect of certain medications, in which you shed large amounts of hair every day, usually when shampooing, styling, or brushing. During telogen effluvium, hair shifts faster than normal from its growing phase into the “resting” phase before moving quickly into the shedding, or telogen, phase. 

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