The British Association of Dermatologists reveals that rarely, telogen effluvia can be accompanied by tenderness to the scalp, known as Trichodynia. People with this condition experience irritability, depression, anxiety, lack of energy, and restlessness.
The recommended diet for telogen effluvium is to include protein-rich foods such as meat, fish, eggs, dairy, beans, liver, green leafy vegetables, quinoa, tofu, cheese, lentils, and nuts, seeds etc. Protein supplies the building blocks for hair growth and regrowing. Including foods rich in iron, like liver and green leafy vegetables, can help alleviate the condition. Supplements can be considered for a short period till the nutritional deficiencies are improved.
Intake of processed foods, sugary drinks, alcohol, smoking, consuming nicotine and caffeine may worsen hair loss. It is also advised to avoid certain types of medication like some oral contraceptives, antidepressants, blood thinners, birth control pills, some antibiotics, antifungal medications, corticosteroids, thyroid hormones, other hormonal therapies, and chemotherapy. If you are on any of the above , kindly inform the doctor regarding the same so that they are replaced by alternate medications.