Why do eyelashes fall out

There are a number of reasons that can be responsible for eyelash fallouts. Eyelashes are just hair that grows on our eyelids; therefore older eyelashes fall out naturally to make room for the new ones. But if the amount of eyelashes lost every day, increases considerably, then there might be other reasons. A common habit among many is to pull out their own eyelashes without even actually being aware of it. Such a habit will not only make you lose that particular eyelash that you pulled out, but it will also loosen the roots of the other lashes around the area. If you are doing this, you would need to be conscious and refrain yourself. Madarosis or loss of eyelashes can ensue from applying excessive mascara and make up on the eyelids. Just as applying these may cause madarosis; it may also be the result of rough wiping or rubbing while removing the mascara and the eye makeup. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease, in which the patient loses hair from all parts of the body and not just from the eyelids. Alopecia areata is a condition of the body rather than a disease, which should be consulted with the doctor.

An acute infection that typically hurts the eyelids and causes one to lose eyelashes is the stye infection. The stye infection causes the base of the eye lash to swell up and redden with a yellow pus spot in the middle, due to congested oil glands on the eyelid. Dermodex folliculorum or face mites are usually present in our eye brows, eyelashes and hair in general and feed on the cells, but sometimes they increase greatly in number and that is when the hair follicles are infested, resulting in loss of eyelashes rapidly and also inflammation. It is can be a result of poor hygiene, but it can also have nothing to do with the person’s cleanliness. Such a parasitic infestation should be dealt with as soon as possible by application of anti-parasitic creams and even antibiotics if necessary.