Can DHE cause hair loss and shrieking sounds? My daughter received DHE IV treatment for three days. She left the hospital very weak. Over the next few weeks, her hair began to thin and she began making an uncontrollable shrieking noise. It has now been one year since the treatment. She has very slowly regained some of her strength and her hair has grown back but the shrieking noise remains. She is currently 15 years old and is still suffering with headaches. I do not believe that her headaches were ever migraines. No medication or treatment has ever given her any relief. Could DHE have caused her strange symptoms? Patsy.
Although remotely possible, neither hair loss nor the noise you describe are likely to have been caused by DHE. The weakness you mention could have been a result of DHE or the Migraine or headache that was being treated, but in either case should not have persisted this long. The shrieking noise coul...
I always thought the saying “Hair today, gone tomorrow” related to men. That’s not the case. It turns out that as we go through menopause, women can experience thinning of their follicles.
According to MedlinePlus , which is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, the average scalp has 100,000 hairs and each person loses approximately 100 hairs daily. Each hair grows an average of about half an inch a month and grows on average for 2-6 years. After a cycle of rest, the hair falls out and a new strand begins to grow in its place. Approximately 85% of your hair is in the growth phase, while the other 15% is in the resting phase.
So let's look at hair loss. “The main difference between male and female hair loss is that in women, hair follicles are rarely damaged, which means when the cause of the hair loss is addressed, hair can often regrow,” Barbara Seaman and Laura Eldridge write in the...
Hair loss occurs because chemotherapy targets all rapidly dividing cells—healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Hair follicles, the structures in the skin filled with tiny blood vessels that make hair, are some of the fastest-growing cells in the body. If you're not in cancer treatment, your hair follicles divide every 23 to 72 hours. But as the chemo does its work against cancer cells, it also destroys hair cells. Within a few weeks of starting chemo, you may lose some or all of your hair.
If you are having chemotherapy , your hair loss may be gradual or dramatic: clumps in your hairbrush, handfuls in the tub drain or on your pillow. Whichever way it happens, it's startling and depressing, and you'll need a lot of support during this time.
Some chemotherapy drugs affect only the hair on your head. Others cause the loss of eyebrows and eyelashes, pubic hair, and hair on your legs, arms, or underarms.
The extent of hair loss depends on which drugs or other treatments are used, and for h...
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