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loss of eyelashes, no regrowth
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loss of eyelashes, no regrowth

I have noticed that my eyelashes are thinning dramatically with no regrowth. I now have areas that are totally void of lashes. Is there a topical that I could use to stimulate regrowth? What about the use of Prednisone? Would that help?  There doesn't appear to be an infection.... no redness or anything.
Thanks for your anticipated reply.
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Lonnie:

Though you don't say whether you have hair loss anywhere else, such as the scalp.  If you do, the eyelash loss may be part of a condition called alopecia areata.  There are other possible causes too, ranging from hormone probelms (rare) to pulling the hairs out as a nervous habit.

My suggestion: get evaluated by your internist and dermatologist.  If you have alopecia, waiting it out is best, as regrowth is expected.  Topicals don't work, and prednisone has too many side-effects for its short-lived benefit.

Best.

Dr. R
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