Trichotillomania - FAQs
Can hair grow out again after trichotillomania is treated?
Yes. With the right medical treatment, the patient becomes emotionally stable. After the urge to pull out hair is treated, the hair can grow out again.
Can trichotillomania be damaging?.
Yes. Apart from the aforementioned psychological factors that cause trichotillomania, this condition can, indeed, be life-threatening. Some patients have been known to pull and eat their hair, leading to intestinal obstruction, which is potentially life-threatening.
Are medicines alone enough to treat trichotillomania?
While homeopathic medicine is the mainstay of our treatment, counselling the patient as well as emotional support from family members are essential.