Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder, in this condition, your body immune system attracts the hair follicles of the scalp and any body parts. There are treatments for alopecia but it cannot be cured completely. In this generally, we can see patchy hair loss(alopecia areata) or complete baldness(alopecia Universalis or alopecia totalis). Sometimes small hair patches cannot be seen as well then suddenly one day you can notice them.
Alopecia is categorized into 3 types:
Let’s talk about some of the symptoms of alopecia:
It’s very important to show a dermatologist as soon you see everyday shedding or 100 strands of hair loss and then no new hair regrowth at the area.
The size of the alopecia may vary from person to person. In some cases, it’s seen that the size less than 3 cm in alopecia areata but in alopecia Universalis or totalis it can be more than 3 cm in size.
I hope the information about alopecia will be helpful for you. It’s always better to consult a dermatologist at the correct time and stop using over the counter medications.
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