Pregnancy and taking birth control bills can also change the hormonal balance enough to cause eyebrow loss.
Fungal infections, such as ringworm, syphilis and leprosy, all cause eyebrow loss that can be reversed. Lice can cause temporary eyebrow loss due to scratching the bugs and nits.
Alopecia areata causes hair loss all over the body, including the eyebrows. Other immune disorders that list eyebrow loss as a symptom include lupus, which can cause overall thinning and patchy hair loss and vitiligo, which can sometimes cause inflammation severe enough to cause hair to fall out. Eyebrow loss occurs with other more severe symptoms in lupus and vitiligo.
Once you have determined the reason for the hair loss, you can begin to regrow eyebrows using vitamins, including Vitamin A and Vitamin E, and topical preparations, such as Rogaine. Eyebrows grow more slowly than the hair on top of your head, so do not expect overnight results.
If you have any further questions feel free to contact Houston OBGYN Dr. Lisa Otey for more information or an appointment.
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