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December 2010 | Volume 7 | Issue 12


Case
 
A case of psoric Manifestation...Alopecia Areata
 


 


Dr. D. Manju, BHMS
AKP Homeopathic Clinical Research Centre
# 6, Lloyds IInd Lane,
Royapettah, CHENNAI-600 014
Ph +91-44-28113300,
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    Introduction:
       This case study is presented here from the successful case on Alopecia Areata treated at AKP Homoeopathic Clinical Research Centre. Dr. Manju has compiled this case.

       A male aged 46 years had loss of hair since one and half years. Initially hair loss started as coin sized patches and matted together to form large area of patchy hair loss. No History of dandruff or itching. When the patient consulted, he presented like male pattern baldness. He had recurrent cold with hoarseness of voice additionally. He gave the dyspeptic symptoms like burning in the upper part of the abdomen> cold drinks.

    Past History
    His complaints started after an attack of jaundice with prolonged loose stools. Initially he had allopathic treatment, received steroid injections locally, and then underwent siddha treatment. He opted homoeopathic treatment, when the treatment measures resulted recurrence.

    Family History
    Paternal grand father - Hypertensive,
    Maternal Uncle - Diabetic

    Physical Generals
    Appetite - Normal,
    Thirst - Normal,
    Stool - Normal,
    Urine - Normal
    Sweat - Normal
    Sleep - Normal
    Desire- Sweets
    Dreams - Day to day events
    Food Type - Non Vegetarian
    Has the habit of tea, coffee, No smoking or alcoholism

    Mental Generals
    Mental, intellectual state of mind is very calm, worries about his business

    First prescription                             24/03/05
    R/x
    Phosphorus 200 /3 dose/tds for first day
    Followed with placebo

    Follow Up 1                                        15/04/05
    Itching ++
    Burning ++
    R/x
    Phosphorus 200 /3 dose/tds for first day
    Followed with placebo

    Follow Up 2                                        29/04/05
    Itching less
    No burning
    R/x
    Phosphorus 200 /3 dose/tds for first day
    Followed with placebo

    Follow Up 3                                         17/05/05
    Feeble hairs in the patchy areas
    R/x
    Phosphorus 200 /3 dose/tds for first day
    Followed with placebo

    Follow Up 4                                         07/07/05

    Hair growth better
    R/x
    Phosphorus 200 /3 dose/tds for first day
    Followed with placebo

    Follow Up 5                                         16/09/05
    Better
    R/x
    Phosphorus 200 /3 dose/tds for first day
    Followed with placebo

    Follow Up 6                                         04/10/05
    Better
    R/x
    Phosphorus 200 /3 dose/tds for first day
    Followed with placebo

    Follow Up 7                                         18/10/05
    Itching +++
    R/x
    Phosphorus 200 /3 dose/tds for first day
    Followed with placebo

    Follow Up 8                                         02/11/05
    Better
    R/x
    Phosphorus 200 /3 dose/tds for first day
    Followed with placebo

    Follow Up 9                                        16/11/05
    Better
    R/x
    Phosphorus 200 /3 dose/tds for first day
    Followed with placebo

    Follow Up 10                                         06/12/05
    Itching Occasionally
    R/x
    Phosphorus 200 /3 dose/tds for first day
    Followed with placebo

    Follow Up 11                                        20/12/05
    Better
    R/x
    Phosphorus 200 /3 dose/tds for first day
    Followed with placebo

    Follow Up 12                                         05/01/06

    Hair grown well
    (Refer Plate Before & After)

    Feeble hairs in the patchy areas
    R/x
    Phosphorus 200 /3 dose/tds for first day
    Followed with placebo

    Discussion
    This case apparently looks like phosphorus since the totality matches this case. Here the remedy not only prescribed on the symptomatology alone, the hair loss would have caused by the psoric manifestations the dandruff, which could cause damage to the hair follicles. Another an auto immune reaction would have resulted from the jaundice, the antibody reactions damaged the hair follicles. Simply understanding the phenomena, Phosphorus was prescribed. More over Hahnemann says: "Acts most beneficial when patient suffers form chronic loose stool or diarrhoea.”