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Trichorrhexis Nodosa Treatment

Trichorrhexis Nodosa Treatment

Hair damage and breakage of hair are major hair concerns, right after hair fall. Trichorrhexis Nodosa is a hair condition wherein the hair shaft develops weak points (nodes) or thickens at certain points. This irregularity in hair shaft leads to defective hair growth and often causes hair breakage. But before you can explore trichorrhexis nodosa treatment options, it is important to understand what causes the condition and how it can be managed.

Causes of trichorrhexis nodosa

Although trichorrhexis nodosa is primarily a congenital abnormality, there can be several external factors that can lead to hair damage. These include –

  • Prolonged, excessive and repetitive ultraviolet exposure
  • Habit tics, head banging and rolling can cause hair damage and breakage
  • Chemical trauma caused to hair shaft due to application of hair products like hair dyes, perming solution, shampoo, bleach, etc.
  • Physical trauma caused to hair shaft due to excessive brushing, hair crimping, hair straightening, etc.
  • Accidental injury triggering the congenital defect in hair growth since birth
  • Malnutrition and deficiency of iron can also cause trichorrhexis nodosa
  • Endocrinopathy and hypothyroidism are major causal factors for hair damage
  • Nervous disorders such as trichotillomania, excessive head scratching and hair pulling associated with dematoses, seborrheic dermatitis and pediculosis capitis can also aggravate hair damage 

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of the condition are manifested in the form of split ends, development of nodes and thickened patches on the hair shaft. As a result, hair thinning, hair breakage and whitish discoloration of hair tips can also be observed.

Diagnosis

Symptoms of trichorrhexis nodosa are also observed in other associated hair conditions. Hence, a differential diagnosis is required to determine the true cause of hair damage, breakage and hair-fall. Hair shaft is studied under microscope by trichologists to determine the presence of thickening and nodes. Trichologists can give a complete diagnosis of the condition with the help of Dermoscopy, which can reveal hair shaft breakage at multiple levels. Associated neurological disorders which may instigate hair damage are also diagnosed with the help of CT scan and EEG of brain.

Trichorrhexis nodosa treatment

Whether the condition is acquired or congenital, in both cases Trichorrhexis nodosa treatment depends on changing hair care. Trichologists recommend use of mild shampoos to clean hair. Use of hair dyes, conditioners, bleach, etc. is to be avoided for the hair shaft to regain normal texture.

In case of metabolic disorders hypothyroidism, corrective medications and lifestyle changes can correct hair damage as well. Improving diet and nutrition can also treat trichorrhexis nodosa. To find solutions for hair fall and hair damage conditions, visit QR678.com for comprehensive hair care and hair treatment options.