The Most Common Symptoms of Alopecia

Signs of alopecia vary between women, men, teenagers, and children. Each case has its own symptoms of hair loss.

Alopecia, known as hair loss is an autoimmune disease, which attacks the hair follicles. Thus, leads to the hair to come out in different parts of the human body such as the scalp, beard, eyebrow, eyelash, or any part of the body. It also can happen in the entire body.


The Common Signs of Alopecia

However, there are female alopecia and male alopecia, but almost some signs of hair loss, known as alopecia are similar to each other such as hair loss. Even so, the amount of hair loss is different in people whether men, women or young adults.

Adult Male Alopecia

The early intervention to diagnosis the alopecia is the most important to treat it as much as possible. Therefore, if you notice the signs of alopecia before the baldness spread, you will help to prevent baldness occurrence. So, Let’s take a closer look at the signs of male alopecia.

  • Patchy Hair Loss

It’s abnormal gradual hair loss and the common sign of alopecia. When alopecia takes place, you will notice that too much hair is shedding in clumps. You might find hair on the pillow, shower, or even when you comb your hair.

Not only excessive hair loss happens, but also bald patches in some parts of the body included the scalp, beard, and any part else occur once there is too much hair loss.


  • Receding Hairline

By the time when the men reach their 30s, the hairline will recede at the forehead, which will take ”M” shape due to the abnormal hair loss.

The receding of the hairline can treat only with the hair transplant surgery. When the hair is starting to creep up, it will not grow back again, in which thinning hair may continue to grow on top.


  • Flaky and Itchy Scalp

Flaky and itchy scalp consider as one of the most common signs of alopecia. You will suffer dandruff in the scalp, which will lead to the most uncomfortable side effect, which is itching especially in the bald patches.

The Flaky and itchy scalp can be depressing and annoying, then, you will get too exhausted to get rid of it. Sometimes, ulcers, small pimples, and redness occur on the scalp once you catch an autoimmune disease and then lead to alopecia.

Therefore, try to avoid the stress, which results from the itchy and flaky scalp, to get rid of dandruff and prevents reach to alopecia.

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Adult Female Alopecia

Signs of female alopecia may take a different way to diagnosis, and you should identify the early signs of hair loss before it’s too late.

Alopecia can be totalis or universalis. If it’s totalis alopecia, hair loss will occur only in the head. If it’s universalis alopecia, hair loss will happen in the entire body. The signs of female hair loss may include:

  • Hair Thinning

In a female, the general hair thinning occurs in the whole scalp, especially in the crown of the head, then, an episode of alopecia takes place. This thinning hair may lead to hair loss and alopecia.

No matter how less or much hair loss, the process of hair growth takes longer. In some cases, hair might grow back but falls out again.

Hair is thinning not only in the scalp but also in the face such as eyebrows and eyelashes or other parts of the body such as hands and feet.


  • Burning Sensation

If women suffer alopecia, she will notice one patch in the crown of her scalp and moves outwards, which starts as a small round hairless patch, then, it will be a big one.

This patch makes a burning sensation for the scalp that gets worse over time. The burning sensation might pain the scalp and make a red spot.


  • Disorder in The Fingernails and Brittle nails

Alopecia also affects the nails and causes thin nails. When you notice white spots appear in nails, nails become thin, split, rough, and lose their shine, as well as losing your hair, be sure that you are suffering the first signs of alopecia.

The causes of disorder fingernails are anemia, rapid weight loss, or stress.

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Children and Young Adults’ Alopecia

The signs of hair loss in the children and the young adults are entirely different from the adults’ female alopecia and male alopecia. The signs might be as below:

  • Sudden Hair Loss

Some children are born with hair, then, after a period of time, sudden excessive hair loss occurs, and the hair don’t grow back again. That causes because of a disorder in a phase of the three phases of hair growth; one of them is a resting period of three months, then the hair falls out. In those cases, the hair doesn’t grow back.


  • Broken Hairs and Complete Hair Loss

When the child or the young adults are suffering from alopecia, they will notice a fractured hair and excessive shedding of the strand of hair in the entire body, without reaching to the baldness.


  • Shiny Bald Patch

The bald spot that appears in the crown of the scalp looks so shiny. This shiny patch leads to redness and itchy scalp, which causes very adverse side effects on the hair follicles. In this case, the hair follicles under the layer of the shiny bald patch do not grow back again, in which the only treatment of this sign of alopecia becomes hair transplant surgery.


The early intervention once noticing the signs of alopecia always help to treat alopecia and prevent baldness occurrence. In case you didn’t recognize the signs of hair loss, you might consider having hair transplant surgery. Hair transplant regards as one of the most effective and accurate treatment if you get alopecia and baldness.


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