a month ago i was very sick from pneomonia, fever of 105 f. i was taking high doses of ibuprofen (800mg) and antibiotics. while i was sick i noticed scalp hair and eyebrow shedding. a week after the illness i went to the dermatologist, the dermatologist told me that the hair loss was related to my illness she said that it will go back to normal. its been a month and i still losing scalp hair and eyebrow hair. my hair loss is moderate.
Is it normal to lose hair during illness and continue shedding hair after i recover from the illness? Thanks for the time.
Hair loss from physical and emotional stress can be temporary, but it can take months for recovery. Usually it takes about one year. I am assuming that you are a female. If you are a male, a return to your pre-illness state may not occur if your genetic balding process was triggered.