Hair loss with ET and on hydroxyurea

Posted by sandy1959 @sandy1959, May 10 7:34am

I have ET and am on hydroxyurea 500 ml and aspirin. I have been on it for 2 1/2 years. It has been gradual but my hairs texture is different. It is thinning and I was wondering if anyone has found good shampoos and conditioners to help with this problem.

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Hi @sandy1959, while not specific to essential thrombocythemia and its treatments, I thought you might be interested in this related discussion:
– What helps with hair loss?:

Like other chemotherapy drugs, hydroxyurea may cause temporary loss of hair in some people. After treatment has ended, normal hair growth should return, although the new hair may be a slightly different color or texture. With that in mind, you might appreciate this related discussion:
– Anyone used anything that helps with chemo hair loss?

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