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Hair fall after Dengue

I got dengue fever 2 months back. Since 20 days i have been suffering from intense hair fall, During washing my head, hair fall is countless, might be average of 300+, Whenever i gently touch my head,average of 100's of hairs comes to my hand. Is it common?Are hair comes back after certain time? any treatment required?
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Hi. You are suffering from acute telogen effluvium. This occurs usually two to three months after an illness like dengue, typhoid etc. This may continue for a few days to weeks. The hair usually come back and grow normally after this episode. If very severe or persisting for longer duration, it may be worthwhile visiting a qualified dermatologist. Maintain a healthy diet with vegetables, fruits and proteins. Avoid harsh shampoos and avoid shampooing daily. Let me know if you need any further assistance in this regard. Take care.
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