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A look at the most common eyelash loss causes.

Causes Of lash Loss

Just like other human body hair, there is some natural shedding of eyelashes as new growth pushes out old eyelashes and replaces the hair which grows along the eyelids.

This is a perfectly natural body function. However, there are other reasons why your eyelashes thin or for eyelash loss. Other eyelash loss causes include:

Ciliary Madarosis Eyelash Loss

Ciliary Madarosis is the medical term for eyelash loss, which is caused by blepharitis and should be cared for by your physician.

This condition is also accompanied by erythematic, itchiness and scaly lids. Blepharitis usually causes the eyelid to swell, sensitivity to light, redness and burning.

Alopecia Areata Eyelash Loss

This type of eyelash loss is generally accompanied by other parts of the body losing hair and should be treated by your physician.

This type of condition is generally caused by the immune system of the body attacking the hair follicles.

Hypothyroidism Eyelash Loss

This is a medical condition which has to do with having an under-active or over-active thyroid and is treatable by you physician.

Once you have your thyroid under control, your eyelashes will generally grow back if there are no other type of eyelash loss conditions present.

D. Follicular Eye Lash Loss

D. Follicular is a mite that can cause the follicles of the eyelash to become inflamed and swell. This condition should also be treated by a physician.

Trauma to the Eyelids and Eyelashes

Very often this condition of eyelash loss is caused by the eyelashes being damaged by excessive rubbing, plucking the eyelashes out or pulling them from the eyelids.

Compulsive pulling out of the eyelashes is called Trichotillomania or TTM, which can eventually inhibit the growth of new eyelashes.

Natural And Unnatural Lash Loss

Allergic Reactions

If you are wondering why your eyelashes fall out, it is also possible that you may be experiencing an allergic reaction to the various skin and makeup products that you are applying to the area of your eyes.

This could be cause by various skin care and makeup products on the market.

If you are going through any type of cancer treatments, you may also be experiencing an allergic reaction that may cause eyelash loss from such medical treatments.

You should keep in mind that any makeup product should not be used when it is more than 4 to 6 months old.

When you know that your eye makeup items are older than this you should replace them with new products.

If you find that you are having an allergic reaction to any type of skin care or makeup product you should immediately discontinue its use.

Remember, if your mascara has become hard and dry you should never use water or saliva to dilute the product.

You should also never use the makeup of others or let others use your personal makeup products as this can cause allergic reactions as well and is very unsanitary.

Aging And Losing Eyelashes

Aging is one of the more common causes of loosing eyelashes and a well known reason for your eyelashes to fall out, it is a normal process that nearly everyone experiences as we grow older.

Anytime you are experience excessive loss of eyelashes you should consider consulting with your family physician or a skin care specialist as soon as possible to help solve this problem.

Eating a good diet, drinking plenty of water, while reducing your intake of high cholesterol as well as getting adequate sleep and exercise and avoiding stress can aid you in generating healthy beautiful eyelashes.

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Eyelash Loss Causes
Author Tanna Mayer
Updated January 17, 2013

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