My mom, my sister and myself lost a lot of hair after getting typhoid. They say its in genes. Its been more than 6 years now. It does not fall anymore, but I was wondering if its possible to regrow my hair back. The balding patches start from the front of my hair. Is this alopecia and can I safely try Rogaine.
Typhoid fever can cause hair loss, as do other infectious diseases that stress our body. Stress is a known cause of hair loss.
Who says what is ‘in the genes’? Did a doctor examine you already and give you an opinion — and if so, what did the doctor tell you? Drugs like Rogaine (minoxidil) can grow hair in some people like you. Try it and if there is no side effects from the drug, then give it a year to see if it grows you some hair.