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False Alarms of Alopecia


Alopecia can occur in people of all ages. Early diagnosis and treatment help to restore hair in a good time. It is reported that 2 in every 3 men with baldness would want to restore their hair so as to boost their self-esteem.

Proper maintenance of your hair, doing exercises, and eating a well-balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals are just but a few ways to prevent hair loss. Regardless of the triggering factor of your hair loss, Dr. Martin Maag in Lakewood Ranch can restore your hair with excellent results.

Which Signs Can Show That You Have Alopecia?

A noticeable receding hairline is a sign of Alopecia. You may notice when your normal uniform hairline starts to fall back and forms a V shape. Looking at yourself in the mirror may not be very effective to determine whether you have alopecia. It is better to compare your photos taken some time apart in the same lighting. Most hair loss starts around the temple region of the face.

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Loss of hair in patches is a sign of Alopecia. The patches are normally round or coin-shaped with smooth edges. The patch may be only a single spot or even a few spots varying in size.

Losing hair in almost the whole scalp, though rarely seen, it has been reported in some people. Some people have gone bald or lost hair in awkward places like the back of their heads. This is a sign of Alopecia.

Noticeable changes in the finger and toenails are signs of a type of Alopecia called Alopecia areata. These changes include; nails becoming brittle and cracking, nails having pits and pinpointed dents, rough nails with white spots, and nails that have lost their natural shine.

What are Examples of False Alarms of Alopecia?

1. Having an itchy scalp is not a sign of Alopecia and it mostly occurs when you produce excess sebum and have a dry scalp causing irritation.

2. If you notice a few hairs on your comb, soap, towel, or pillow it does not mean that you have Alopecia. It is normal to lose a few hairs per day.

3. If you see the whole bulb on falling out hairs, there is no need to be worried because this just means that the hair follicle was in the intermediate phase of hair growth.

4. Having a grandfather or a relative with Alopecia does not mean that you will definitely also get alopecia. You may just be a carrier of the gene.

5. If you notice thin and wide gaps between your hair after a shower or swimming, it does not mean that you have Alopecia. The hair has simply clumped together.

6. Having hair that resembles exclamation marks is not a sign of Alopecia. These hairs are very thin at the scalp and eventually become very brittle and fall off.


There are some signs that can make you think that you have Alopecia but most of these are just false alarms. It is important to check in with a specialist to confirm your diagnosis and array your worries.