What causes hair loss on eyelash or eyebrow?

Reasons for hair loss on eyelash or eyebrow

Causes of madarosis

  • Dermatitis or eczema that specifically affects this area (psoriasis is the most significant).
  • Effect of radiotherapy. More evident is the madarosis secondary to the application of radiotherapy in the area (for example, in the presence of a tumor in the eyelid, which requires this type of treatment). The chemotherapy, in many cases, involves the appearance of widespread alopecia, which also includes the hair loss of eyelashes.
  • Syphilis and leprosy They are rare in our environment and advances in antibiotic therapy have become rare cases of madarosis due to these infections.
  • Previous trauma and a deep open wound that heals by scarring will also leave the area that it occupies depopulated.
  • The same reason may explain why the area that a burn occupies is not repopulated by the hair.

When hair loss eyebrow or eyelash becomes a more serious disorder?

  • Other diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus or those that affect various organs or systems can also lead to madarosis. In many clinical reports, then, the definition “alopecia of the tail of the eyebrows” appears because it is precisely there, at the outer end of them, where more hair is lost.
  • Alopecia areata of the eyebrows. This disease is characterized by the fact that the person loses hair from the head “in plaques” and the disorder also affects the eyebrows, eyelashes, beard and body hair, usually associated with a pathological state of nerves and anxiety.


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Muhammad Usman Babar

Muhammad Usman Babar


Hi, My name is Muhammad Usman Babar and I am a blog writer. I love to write about Health, Fitness, and Education. Recently I am writing at www.kidsrush.com.