Allergy Hair Loss

Some believe allergy hair loss is not possible. That is why many people see it almost as a fairy tale. But there is a great reality, and we cannot hide our eyes from the truth. Allergy hair loss can happen.

In case you haven't already, you can read the article "Can Allergies Cause Hair Loss." It considers various topics related to allergies and whether or not they have something to do with hair loss.

Among the topics I consider are alopecia areata, food allergies, hair dyes, and mold fungus. Now we will see whether or not the following allergies are related to hair loss:

·        Dairy Allergy

·        Dust Mite Allergy

·        Egg Allergy

·        Shampoo Allergy

·        Wheat Allergy

When analyzing these issues, the idea is not that we are afraid of dairy or eggs, for example, because otherwise, we could never eat the dessert we like. But it is essential to be well informed about whether these types of allergies cause hair loss or not. Let's start with a dairy allergy.

Dairy Allergy and Hair Loss

According to, the Inuits, a group of indigenous people living in the Arctic regions of North America, specifically in northern Canada and Alaska, never had male pattern baldness (MPB).

They never had it because dairy was not a part of their life. They only started to include dairy in their diet to feel more western and began to have problems with hair loss.

There is an account of someone who says that he is one-eighth percent Native American from his father and says that several of his relatives had full hair but were lactose intolerant.

However, he drank milk, ate cheese, pizza, and yogurt, yet had thinning hair. Now, some of his relatives, who were lactose intolerant, did not take any dairy derivatives and never had hair loss.

Foods high in lactose cause severe inflammation in those who are lactose intolerant, which of course, affects the scalp. Being inflamed, then the number of nutrients that the hair needs do not reach the head, and it weakens, and over time you can have hair loss.

Dust Mite Allergy Hair Loss

Do you think it is possible to have dust mite allergy hair loss? The problem with these little creatures is not that they roam your head. If it were just that, it would be more tolerable. But these little ones are not satisfied with that.

Dust mites lay eggs in their wake, causing them to reproduce. The real problem is their excrement because this increases the number of toxins, and the body detects them as invasive substances and creates an allergy to them.

Mite infection is quite common, with 200,000 new cases emerging each year. When there is a considerable dust mite infection, some of the symptoms are as follows:

·         Cough

·         Difficult breathing

·         Nasal congestion 

·         Pain in the face

·         Runny nose

·         Sneezing 

·         Itching

·         Scalp and skin irritation 

·         Swelling    

 We already know what happens when the scalp is irritated or swollen. It causes hair follicles to swell, and impossible for nutrients to reach the hair to be healthy. Click here to learn more about mites and what they have to do with hair loss.

Egg Allergy Hair Loss

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Egg allergy hair loss occurs at any age but is more common in children. Even a nursing infant can develop this allergy if its mother is used to eating eggs. But where is the problem? What are the symptoms? And, is egg allergy hair loss possible?

The problem is in proteins the egg has, either in the white or in the yolk. The immune system may mistakenly recognize these proteins as foreign agents and consider them harmful.

The antibodies signal the immune system to release histamine and other substances that cause an allergic reaction when that happens.You can notice the symptoms from a few minutes after eating eggs or foods that contain them until a few hours later. Among them are: 

• Abdominal cramps 

• Chest pressure 

• Cough

• Difficult breathing 

• Digestive problems

• Hives

• Nasal congestion

• Nausea

• Rash

• Runny nose

• Skin inflammation 

• Sneezing

• Vomiting

In very few cases, there may be anaphylaxis, which is a very violent and life-threatening allergic reaction.

It only remains to be seen if there may be hair loss due to egg allergy. The reality is that it would be tough for that to happen unless there is inflammation in the skin and the inflammation includes the scalp. 

If there is an inflammation in the scalp that prevents free blood, and when not enough nutrients reach the roots of the hair, then the follicles weaken, and if the rash persists, hair loss occurs. But it has to be severe inflammation. 

According to, eating raw eggs and eating too many egg whites can cause hair loss. Because eating only egg whites causes a deficiency of biotin in the body, and biotin is a crucial element of good hair health. 

Shampoo Allergy Hair Loss

You may notice any of the allergies I mentioned, but it may be that the problem is closer than you imagine and that you put it on your head every time you go to bathe.

Did you know that some substances in shampoos and conditioners create allergies to the scalp, thus causing hair loss? Well, if you didn't know, now you will. Here is a list of the ingredients in the shampoo that cause hair loss:

·        Alcohol

·         Diethanolamine

·        Formaldehyde

·        Lanolin

·        Methylparaben

·        Mineral oil

·        Petroleum

·        Polyethylene glycol

·        Propylene glycol

·        Propylparaben

·        Sodium chloride or table salt

·        Sodium lauryl sulfate

·        Triethanolamine

 Sure, I have not said why those substances are harmful to the hair, but they are either because they cause an allergy to the scalp or because they damage the hair in one way or another.

Wheat Allergy and Hair Loss

You may be wondering what the relationship between wheat allergy and hair loss is. Whether there is, or there isn't. The reality is that it can happen, although the probability is remote.

First of all, what causes allergies in wheat are proteins called gliadin and glutenin. If you are allergic to gluten, symptoms will almost certainly appear shortly after eating it.

It can lead to leaky gut syndrome, which affects the lining of the intestines. There are two ways you can have a leaky gut.

First, if the immune system sees gliadin and glutenin as intruders because they stick to the gut, it will attack them. The problem is that this constant attack can pierce the intestinal wall. If that happens, food particles can leak into the bloodstream.

The immune system recognizes some food in the blood as foreign because it has not been processed well in the small intestine, where digestion and absorption of nutrients occur.

Second, the Candida Albicans. This fungus is necessary for the body, and much of it is in the digestive system. But when it is in excess, it produces roots that adhere to the intestine and pierce it.

You can also become allergic to gluten and its proteins by inhaling wheat flour. Remember that food allergies come from these entering the body in a way other than digestion.

What are the symptoms of a wheat allergy? Some of its symptoms are:  

·        Abdominal cramps

·        Fatigue, sensitivity

·        Gases

·        Joint pain  

·        Skin rash

·        Swelling

If you want to see five more, you should read the article Can Allergies Cause Hair Loss.

Gluten allergy causes the immune system to release histamine, disrupting blood flow to capillaries that generally supply oxygen and nutrition to hair follicles. And this can certainly lead to hair loss, as it would not receive the nutrients well.

You have already read the allergy hair loss article, and we have considered five causes. If you want to see five more, you should read the article "Can Allergies Cause Hair Loss" You can see it by clicking this link.