Creating Waves of Awareness
A Case of Alopecia areata Cured with Homoeopathy
© Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma M.D. (Homoeopathy)
Dr. Swati Vishnoi B.H.M.S.
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Greek- Alopecia- fox disease, on account of foxes changing their fur twice a year.
Areata- occurring in patches or circumscribed areas.
Alopecia areata is chronic non-scarring autoimmune disorder (Psora/ Syphilis/ Pseodopsora) affecting the hair follicle, presented by a sudden onset of solitary or multiple circular or oval bald areas, usually affecting the scalp, and may affect any hair-bearing area.
The affected scalp is usually normal in colour but may be erythematous (Psora/ Pseudopsora). Hairs at the edge of the patch may be easily removed with gentle traction. Spontaneous regrowth frequently occurs, but the areas may spread peripherally and may eventually involve the whole scalp, called alopecia totalis and even facial and body hair called alopecia universalis. As well as hair, alopecia areata can affect the nails. (Psora/ Pseudopsora/ Sycosis)
It happens in all races and either sex equally and may present at any age, with the highest incidence between 10 and 30 years.
Sometimes, the immune system mistakenly targets the body instead of harmful antigen. In alopecia areata, the immune system attacks the hair follicles leading to hair loss (Psora/ Syphilis). When white blood cells attack the cells in hair follicles, they shrink and dramatically slow down hair production. The exact cause is still unknown.
Coin-sized patches of hair begin to fall out, mainly from the scalp, but any hair-bearing site such as the beard and eyelashes can also experience the hair loss.
The loss of hair can be sudden, developing in just a few days. The hair follicles are not destroyed and so hair can re-grow if the inflammation of the follicles subsides. People who experience just a few patches of hair loss, often have a spontaneous full recovery without any form of treatment.
Alopecia areata can also affect the fingernails and toenails, and sometimes these changes can be the first sign that alopecia areata is developing. Nails may show-
Km Aanchal, F 12 years, suddenly lost her hair.
Tremendously timid, shy, fear of darkness.
Has lean thin and dark complexion. Hot patient.
No complaint except her baldness.
Has had tonsillitis in childhood.
Pain in throat. Cough, coryza.
Thirst – Decreased
Appetite – Low
Stool – Normal
Desire – Sweet, salt
Aversion – Non veg
Sleep - Normal
History of tonsils confirms TUBERCULINUM and current picture PHOSPHORUS.
Tuberculinum 1 M a single dose.
Phosphorus 30 tds.
Marked improvement. Hair developed.
Phosphorus 30 tds.
Complete cure. Hair fully developed.
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