Classified as a temporary type of hair loss, hair loss ( telogen effluvium ) occur when the body is under stress or major trauma such as childbirth, malnutrition or surgery.
Trauma sends hair from the growth phase to the rest phase, then into the fall phase, which can occur in the diffuse tufts.
Once the stress has decreased, hair loss usually goes away on its own and the hair resumes its normal growth and fall process.
Although you can use anti-hair loss products to stimulate hair growth, the scent of telogen is not a reason to go to the doctor.
However, if your condition persists for six months or more, after your stress has passed, you may want to consult a dermatologist.