17 years old male patient who reported to the clinic with complaints of excessive hair loss for 2 years. The complaints had increased since 6 months.
This is the case of Mr. A. G (Patient Ref. No. L-5710) is a 17 years old male patient who reported to the clinic with complaints of excessive hair loss for 2 years. The complaints had increased since 6 months. His hair would fall from the root and he had developed a hairless patch (alopecia) on his vertex. The hair would get uprooted very easily and hence even an oil massage or combing would lead to much hair loss. He also had excessive dandruff-causing much itching of the scalp.
He also had complaints of some reddish eruptions on the back and shoulders for 3 years. The eruptions would occasionally be pustular with itching. This was diagnosed as acne. The acne would get worse from heat and during changes in weather.
He had a marked craving for sweets, junk food, and Chinese food. He had an aversion to fruits and certain vegetables. He had an excessive thirst for cold water. Perspiration was profuse especially on the palms and soles and was offensive. The patient could not tolerate heat in any form and would prefer to be in a cold environment.
He had a very sensitive personality and was a responsible person. There was marked anticipatory anxiety and he would feel much tensed before and during exams. He would get so nervous that he would forget the points and this would adversely affect his performance. He would not be sure of what he has written in the exams. He was fond of company and would not like to stay alone. He loved music and dancing and liked to be with friends. He was very attached to his possessions and would not like to share these with others.
In the past, he had suffered from recurrent colds and allergies. There was a strong history of alopecia areata in the family and his father had complaints of renal calculi. His elder brother also suffered from frequent colds.
Based on this history, the patient was prescribed Lycopodium 200 for hair loss. Within the first 2 months itself there was remarkable improvement in the hair loss. His anxiety had also improved significantly and he would no longer get as much tensed or worried about his exams as before. Within 8 months of treatment, he was absolutely normal and the alopecia patch also improved significantly. He was advised to discontinue the treatment after this since he no longer required any medication.