How eczema on your scalp could lead to hair loss?

How eczema on your scalp could lead to hair loss

Hair loss is something that most of us experience throughout our lives. There are many different reasons for hair loss and the culprits that trigger your hair loss can be completely different from others. One such cause of hair loss is eczema on your scalp.

The itchy, red and irritated scalp is a source of frustration and uneasiness for anyone. It also induces many side effects in most of the people, one of the most prominent side effects of such condition is hair loss.

What is Eczema on the scalp?

The itchy, irritated and red skin on the scalp that causes flakes of dandruff is known as scalp eczema. There are different of types of eczema one can suffer, but the most common type of scalp eczema is seborrheic dermatitis. So, it is important to get diagnosed by a specialist for your condition before deciding to for a treatment.

Symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a type of scalp eczema that causes skin patches on the scalp. Listed below are the further symptoms of the condition.

  • Red and itchy skin
  • Dandruff, flakes on the scalp
  • Burning sensation on the scalp
  • Change in the skin color at the scalp
  • Skin lesions in a few cases

Other types of scalp eczema may include contact dermatitis and psoriasis.

How does it cause hair loss?

There are many ways you can lose your hair if you are suffering from scalp eczema, one main reason is irritations on your scalp. When you are having scalp eczema, it may induce uneasiness, which makes you scratch your head in order to get rid of the irritations. However, scratching does not help in such a scenario and even cause more irritation, which damages your hair follicles and causes hair loss.

You may also pull out your hair while scratching and lead to Traction Alopecia (hair loss due to excessive pulling). Moreover, scalp eczema if remains for a longer period can dry off all the necessary oils from your scalp, which weakens the hair follicles and cause hair loss.

Treating hair loss due to scalp Eczema

Most hair specialists recommend topical treatments for treating the inflammations on the scalp. Once the scalp eczema is treated, hair will start to grow again. However, in the severe cases, the scalp eczema damages the hair follicles and causes bald patches. Such a hair loss can be treated with a proper hair restoration procedure. At hair transplant Dubai Clinic, both surgical and non-surgical methods are used to restore the lost hair depending on the severity of the condition.

There are different treatment options available depending upon the extent of hair loss. Mild hair thinning or bald patches can be treated with therapies like PRP therapy, Mesotherapy and laser hair therapy. However, in the case of excessive hair loss or baldness, you may need to undergo a hair transplantation procedure to restore the natural hair on your scalp.

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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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