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Alopecia Areata

I have this week found a hair patch which is small. Doctors have said it’s Alopecia Areata. But I have been reading about Traction Alopecia. I went to a wedding maybe 8weeks ago and wore a headband which I never do. Could this be a cause from 8 weeks ago?

Patient’s Description:

Hello
I have this week found a hair patch which is small. Doctors have said its Alopecia Areata. But I have been reading about Traction Alopecia. I went to a wedding maybe 8weeks ago and wore a headband which I never do. I had a headache within the hour but had to wear it from about 10 am to midnight because my hair was styled around it. The bow on it dug into my head all day. It just so happens my bald patch is exactly where the bow dug in. Could this be a cause from 8 weeks ago?

Answer:

Traction Alopecia is a form of alopecia or gradual hair loss, caused primarily by pulling force being applied to the hair. This commonly results from the sufferer frequently wearing their hair in a particularly tight ponytail or braids. Within a day you cannot get traction alopecia but it is practicing hairstyle every day it can be traction alopecia or else as per your it can be alopecia areata.

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