Is alopecia contagious?

Is alopecia contagious? The answer is absolutely not!

However, I know that a lot of people are going to have doubts about this answer, even worse, some of them are even going to argue with me that they have it and that it’s very contagious since their fathers, brothers, or even someone in their family has it!

Well, let me explain to you what alopecia is and what it’s not!

First of all, alopecia is an autoimmune disease, meaning that your immune system is attacking your healthy hair follicles and causing them to stop producing hair strands.

With this said, you need to understand the reason why!

Because your immune system faces lots of inflammations in your body, this is the reason why it will act this way, so, in most people who have lots of inflammations, they won’t suffer from alopecia, but in people who have the “lucky” genes, alopecia is going to occur.

Yes, alopecia is genetic!

Let me tell you why:

When I started developing bald patches on my scalp and on my beard, I tried to find a solution, soon, I was also looking for a reason why, and when I asked my brother, he told me about his issues with the same problem, in fact, it was happening in the same area as with me!

So, I asked my father about it, and he confirmed this as well!

Even worse, he told me that his father had it as well!

This is just to tell you that alopecia isn’t contagious, after all, it’s not a bacterial or a fungal infection, and it’s not a virus, alopecia is an autoimmune disease related to your genes expression, so, the best way for you to avoid alopecia isn’t true hygiene, although this will help a lot, but through dietary efforts.

I say this because I don’t have alopecia whereas my brother still has it!

What you need to understand is that you may have alopecia genes, but eating highly anti-inflammatory foods on a daily basis is going to lower its expressions, and even if you get it in the future, it won’t be very devastating to your hair and it will definitely go away very quickly.

Please, if you have a question concerning alopecia, don’t hesitate to post it in the section below, I will be very happy to help you.

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