such as infection or
emotional stress. It occasionally coexists with autoimmune vitiligo or thyroditis. Nails are sometimes
pitched or display trachyonychia, a roughness of nail is also seen.
The hair is made up of a protein called keratin which is also the main
constituent of nails. A specialised structure inside the skin called
‘Papilla' produces the hair as shown in the figure. The papilla is
surrounded by a sac-like structure called the ‘Hair follicle' which also
surrounds rest of the hair root within the skin. The part of the hair
outside the skin surface is called as shaft
Alopecia being an autoimmune disease responds quite well to homoeopathic
treatment. As in such diseases deep seated constitutional medications
are required as administered in homoeopathy.
It works by healing the hair follicles and reducing inflammation so as
leading to permanent cure.
These medicines do not have any side effects as for corticosteroids used
by orthodox treatment. Also the cure that happens subsequently through
these medicines does not lead to hair fall when the administration is
stopped once the patient is cured.