Asthma medications linked to hair loss?

Mary Nicholas

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Is anyone aware of any connection between inhaled steroids and hair loss? I was diagnosed with moderate to severe asthma in my early 20's and was immediately put on inhaled corticosteriods and have been on them ever since. In my mid-20's I noticed my hair beginning to thin and it has continued to the present (age 36). Coincidentally, I also started birth control in my early 20's so I'm at a loss for which is the possible culprit--if either.

Any thoughts?


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Getting off of birth control pills can cause temporary hair loss just like after having a baby can do it. Usually three months afterwards you would notice loss.