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Dr.A.K.Gupta is a leading physician and academician.
He is a Member of Homoeopathic Advisory Committee Govt. of Delhi. He
is the Author of “The Problem Child and Homoeopathy” book
and presented many papers in international conferences. He was graduated
from Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College. He had received many awards
for his excellence in service. Here he presents a case of Alopecia areata. A case of Acid flour:
A twenty years old girl consulted me for patchy hair
loss on her scalp since six months. Initially Alopecia areata started
as a tiny patch and later it grew into a big patch more than a silver
coin. Her associated complaint is chronic constipation.
The skin lesions are dry, scaly, rough in parched at some places, which
reflected Arsenicum Album skin. In some places with much induration
at the base of the lesions with redness, small pustular vesicles and
the border is surrounded with urticarial rashes resembling Rhus tox
skin. The dry, rough, cracked leathery lesion with redness and bleeding
spots in the sacral area similared the Petroleum skin. Itching and burning
in the more indurated parts < uncovering and after bath. Burning
epigastrium < morning and night.
She had ear discharges in childhood and suspected
mastoiditis by x ray. Her parents are hale and healthy. Recently she
had suffered from typhoid.
She is short-tempered and doest not bear contradictions.
Egoistic, Quiet apprehensive, Anxious, Easily frightened. She desires
company and broods over many things. She has desire for sweets. Chilly
patient. Her periods are very regular.
Started feeling bit itchy over the spot.
- Selenium 30 tds
Follow up 1 13th
Much better in general, started getting hairs on the spot.
She was on Placebo
Follow up 2 18th June2005
Again felt constipated.
Hairs coming regularly , Patch almost disappearing.
- Selenium 30 /1 dose
Follow up 3 8th June 2005
Patch completely filled with the hairs and case got cured.
An opening prescription on miasmatic basis followed with an indicated
remedy cured this case. The photographs captured during the treatment
also given here.