A female aged 60 years, fair, medium built consulted me for total
loss of hair since 5 years. Initially a small patch started on
the occipital area and the entire scalp matted together. The scalp
severed all the hair and this extended
to eye brows and other parts. She tried native treatment and other
systems of medicine and local steroidal preparations also were
tried to counter her complaints. There was some growth after Minoxidil
application and injections, but vanished within a month. She was
frustrated with the treatments and finally seeked homoeopathic
help to restore her hair. The social embarrassment dragged her
to cover her head with a wig.
No itching reported or
inflammatory signs traced from her past illness. She had tooth
caries extracted two years back. She had ear discharge in child
hood, stopped after treatment. No history of acute illnesses that
complicated her hair loss pertaining to the complaint. No history
of typhoid or jaundice. The blood parameters were within limits.
She never had been reported as hypothyroid in the past. “Idiopathic"
"Auto immune" are the suggested etiological findings
that suggested as the causation for her complaints.
She had constipation, hard
stool that required great straining, Burning micturation occasionally.
She was a tea tottler; a vegetation with desire for tea suggested
be a cause.She was a retired teacher and her husband had and retired
from government service. Among the two children, her daughter
was married and lives happily at Chennai and her only son also
married and lives happily at United states. Attained menopause,
when she was 52 years old. She is cheerful, balanced with ups
and downs in life. Stress part is less probed as a cause for her
illness; of course she was embarrassed in wearing wig.
On examination the scalp was very smooth, shiny;
no hairs found arousing a suspicion that the damage could be deep
seated, and also doubtful in successful treatment.
Acidium Flouricum 1M Od for three days
on empty stomach.
Pl for fifteen days; Vinca Minor Q 15ml
the photographs taken before, during and after treatment)
The altered picture is presented by the patient
with paucity of symptoms. She presented only the cellular pathology
and it was not attributed with any sensations and there by no
modalities on particulars. When the patient consulted me syphilitic
Miasm was dominant, She was prescribed with Flouric Acid 1M miasmatically
and sphere of action to uncover the surface miasm Selenium 200
was prescribed as a follow up remedy based on symptom
picture.Here the action of follow up remedy is strong enough to
bring the vitality back. The miasmatic remedy is repeated again
to arouse and uncover the layer and complete the cure. Vinca minor
Q was prescribed externally as an auxiliary treatment and convince