Alopecia Areata is the non-scarring hair loss condition that can affect the person of any age and any gender. In this condition, the person can notice the sudden and abrupt loss of hair in patches. It is the condition of hair loss that is caused by the immune system of the person. Some people think that it is the contagious condition of hair loss and they can get this problem if they will come in the contact of the person who is suffering from this condition already.
Well, it is the biggest misconception that any hair loss condition is contagious including the Alopecia Areata. It is the non-contagious condition that cannot get spread by touching. Reason for this big NO can be understood by understanding this condition and its causes.
What is Alopecia Areata condition?
It is the type of hair loss which occurs due to the attack of a person’s own immune system. This condition can affect the hair of scalp or even of other body parts. In this condition, immune system attacks hair follicles and stops them to grow.
It is the autoimmune condition in which the immune system of the body becomes overactive and attacks the patient’s body cells and hair follicles. The immune system mistakenly, due to some reasons attack the body cells and these cells attack the surrounding hair follicles and suppress them and even force them to fall before time and even stop their growth as a result of which person can have sudden and patchy hair loss.
This condition can be due to some infection, side effects of medications or even due to environmental factors and stress as these factors trigger the immune system and make it overactive and to attack body cells.
If you are having the sudden loss of hair in the forms of patches all over the head then you must consult the specialist for proper diagnose of the situation and for Alopecia Areata treatment in India.
Why is it not contagious?
As discussed above this is the autoimmune condition of the body that attacks internally to hair follicles. This condition does not occur due to any virus or bacteria that could spread with touching so there is nothing to be afraid from the person who is suffering from the alopecia areata and even this condition is completely curable as with the hair transplant in India patient can get back his lost hair due to this condition.