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.