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Today we are going to look about Traction Alopecia.
If you have hair loss,
If you are a motor bike rider with wearing tight helmet, then you should get some knowledge through this video.
What is traction alopecia?
Traction alopecia is the name given to a type of hair loss most commonly seen in people with pigmented skin. In its earliest stages hair loss may be reversible. Without treatment however, the condition can lead to permanent hair loss.
Traction alopecia occurs as a result of continuous pulling or tension applied to the hair.
Such as wearing helmet, tight hair styles.
Hairstyles that may cause this condition include weaves, cornrows, braids and tight ponytails or pigtails.
Dreadlocks and hair extensions may also contribute to the problem.
In the early stages traction alopecia appears as small sore pimples on the scalp.
If untreated it may progress, to areas of hair loss.
This is most commonly seen around the temples or sides of the scalp.
How to diagnose traction alopecia?
It’s a huge question, asked by many people.
Formal investigations are not necessary if the affected person has had a history of wearing tight hairstyles or tight helmets before the hair loss occurred.
A scalp biopsy is only necessary when other causes of hair loss need to be ruled out.
Now We are now jumping in to treatment of traction alopecia.
Early intervention and treatment is essential because once hair loss has occurred, it is irreversible and permanent.
It is important to stop the tension being applied to the hair as soon as possible and start treatment.
This means changing to looser hairstyles.
Steroid and antibiotic creams can be used to treat traction alopecia in the early stages.
Oral antibiotics and the injection of steroids in inflamed areas may be helpful in some cases.
Advanced cases may require cosmetic camouflage with wigs or hair transplants.
I think you can get slide idea about traction alopecia. If you have any doubts, you can put them in the comment section. We will try to clear them as much as possible.