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What causes alopecia flare ups?
Last Updated: 10th March, 2020
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Similarly, what triggers alopecia areata?
The cause of alopecia areata is probably an autoimmune reaction. This means the body's immune system incorrectly attacks the body's own cells. In the case of alopecia areata, the cells under attack are in the hair follicles (structures that grow hair), especially follicles within the scalp.
Also Know, how long does it take for alopecia to go away? In some cases, patchy baldness may come and go over many months or years. The size of the bald patch or patches and how long they last are quite variable. If less than half of the scalp is affected and no treatment is started, there is about an 80% chance of full hair regrowth within one year.
Also to know, why does my alopecia keep coming back?
"Alopecia Areata can and does recur in some people, especially if: your hair loss starts in childhood; it affects more than half of the hair on the scalp; if your eyelashes and your eyebrows are affected too; if you have eczema; or if someone in your family experiences or has had alopecia." For others, though, they can
Can alopecia be caused by stress?
Excessive physical or emotional stress, like that associated with injury, illness or surgery, can cause one of two types of hair loss: The more common type is called telogen effluvium. The other type of stress-induced hair loss is known as alopecia areata, and involves a white blood cell attack on the hair follicles.