Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of telogen effluvium?

Updated: Jun 13, 2018
  • Author: Elizabeth CW Hughes, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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If an unbalanced diet is believed to be a contributing factor to telogen effluvium, especially in a case of chronic telogen effluvium, consultation with a dietitian may be extremely helpful. The dietary consultation should focus on adequate protein intake, replenishing low iron stores, and obtaining essential nutrients. If the patient takes large doses of vitamin A, this practice should be stopped.


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