I came down with high fever last November 2009. For several days, my temp was 105 degrees. After a week, my hair started falling out. the worst affected areas were the crown and the top. My dermatologist said I had a bout with TE. Today, May 2010, six months later, the shedding has significantly lessened and i guess has returned to normal BUT the hairs lost to TE still hasn’t grown back. How long does it take for those hairs to regrow?
I am 45, male and had very thick hair before this nightmare. My two older brothers have genetic balding but one older brother was ‘spared’ and still has thick hair even though he is over 50. My hair is still thick except for the part of the crown where I lost a lot during TE. Will they ever grow back?
Thanks for your attention!
It can take up to one full year to see hair regrowth start. Remember though, when it grows, it grows at a rate of 1/2 inch per month.
If you have genetic balding and the fever precipitated the hair loss it may never come back completely, but if it was just a telogen effluvium like your dermatologist says, that will be known to you by the end of this year.