Alopecia areata is also termed as spot baldness, It is a condition that occurs when the immune system itself attacks the healthy hair follicles. As per Dr.Abhishek , though this condition may occur at any age but incidence is higher below 20yrs of age, both females and male are equally affected.
Alopecia Areata Homeopathy Treatment in India
Alopecia Areata is characterized by sudden hair loss in round patches that create bald spots. It is a highly unpredictable skin disease that can occur on the scalp and other parts of the body.
Due to certain similarities with other autoimmune disorders, it is suggested that Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease. Hair loss usually begins with one or more small, round, smooth bald patches on the scalp that can progress to full scalp hair loss.
Differential diagnosis of Alopecia Areata
Tinea capatis Traction alopecia Congenital alopecia Anagen effluvium-induced chemical trichotillomania Alopecia Trichodystrophies Lupus erythematosus Pseudopelada lichen planopilaris bullae Scleroderma pemphigoid syphilis Folliculitis Alopecia neoplastica follicular mucinosis predisposition
Etiology of Alopecia Areata
Genetics granulomatous disorders – family history increases likelihood of association with autoimmune disease – (thyroid disease, Addison’s disease, vitiligo) suggests an autoimmune origin; presence of lymphocytic infiltration in and around the anagen hair follicle is additional evidence. Alopecia Areata differs from other autoimmune diseases in that it does not result in complete loss of target organ function, but in a temporary change of hair follicle activity, it can return to normal. This suggests that the target may be controlling the growth factor or its receptor.
Microorganism, neurogenic stimuli, emotional stress, and poor coping skills have been identified as potential causes or triggers.
Signs and symptoms of Alopecia Areata
Clinical presentation varies from recurrent, small round patch of hair loss to chronic, total nonscarring loss of hair from the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, nose, beard and body, spontaneous remissions can be seen.
Alopecia Areata can be psychologically painful. The hair follicle changes from anagen hair to dystrophic anagen, catagen or telogen phase hair due to an unknown trigger.
Nail pitting can occur. A higher incidence of association with other autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and vitiligo have been reported.
Investigation in the case of Alopecia Areata
Detailed history and physical examination are important tools for diagnostic purposes; organ-specific antibodies can be demonstrated. Scalp biopsy may be helpful in excluding another disorder.
Treatment of Alopecia Areata
A varity of treatment options is available for this condition, if the patch of hair loss is small, it is best to wait and allow the hair to re-grow on its own. Other treatment options mainly include: application of strong topical steroids, injection of a steroid, minoxidil has been used to promote hair growth and has shown positive results in some cases.
Another type of treatment is designed to produce a contact dermatitis, or irritation, at the site of hair loss to stimulate hair growth. Photo chemotherapy can also be useful in these cases.
Aura Homeopathic Treatment of Alopecia Areata In India
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. Remedy selection is based on the theory of individualization and similarity of symptoms by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be recovered by removing all the signs and symptoms that the patient is suffering from. The goal of homeopathy is not only to treat alopecia areata, but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility.
As far as therapeutic medications are concerned, various remedies are available for the treatment of alopecia areata which can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the claims. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic physician in person.
Remedies that are useful in the treatment of alopecia areata:
Ferrum phos – head hair loss due to anemia
Acidum flour – alopecia of the elderly or premature aging due to syphilis, patchy hair loss, hair loss hair due to typhoid fever
Sepia – hair loss during pregnancy, in circles like ringworm, dandruff moist scalp
sulfur – hair loss in lactating women, when well-selected medicines fail to alleviate.
Selenium met – hair loss from the head, eyebrows, eyelashes and other parts of the body
Natrum Mur – hair loss after childbirth, nursing a child, hair loss after chronic headaches
Mancinella – hair loss after severe acute illness
Vinca minor – hair loss, strong, well-defined, circumscribed patches leaving scalp soft and white or gray hair may grow in bald areas like white wool.
Acid Phos – remarkable remedy for Alopecia Areata, hair falls out after exhausting illness,
Lachesis beard hair loss – hair loss during pregnancy
Carbo veg – hair loss during pregnancy
As per Dr. Abhishek Kasana M.D, homeopathic healing requires strict individualization. Please do not take any medication without consulting your homeopathic doctor. Consultation with our team of Best Homeopathy Doctor in India is just click away.