Alopecia Areata Treated with Homoeopathic Medicine Phosphorous- An Evidenced Based Case Report
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease characterized by non scarring hair loss in single or multiple areas on the skin.While it may affect the scalp, it may occur in other parts of the body as well. The onset is sudden as one or more hair patches leaves the area bald. Alopecia areata can be seen in any age group. Alopecia areata is a cosmetic problem and it can cause psychological upset in the patient hence its management should be done at the earliest. Homoeopathy plays a definite role in treating alopecia areata and rejuvenating hair follicles.. Homoeopathic literature mentions many medicines for alopecia areata which demonstrates the scope of homoeopathy in alopecia. A 65 year old female presented with complaints of hair loss and baldness in the scalp since 4 months which was gradual in onset and progression. After analysis, repertorisation and in consultation with materia medica an individualised homoeopathic medicine Phosphorous 200 was prescribed for a duration of 3 months and there was significant improvement seen in the follow ups with complete cure of the patient.
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