8 years old girl, Miss A. S. A (Reference Number L6736) was brought to the clinic by her parents for complaints of alopecia patches on the head since 1 year. She had developed extensive patches of loss of hair after the use of some shampoo which they doubted to be the cause. The alopecia patches were gradually increasing in number and in size. The progress of the condition was rapid and she had lost more than half her hair when they reported to us for treatment. She had no other complaints apart from this.
Her appetite was good and she was fond of spicy foods and bananas. She disliked sweets and milk. She had no complaints pertaining to her bowels and bladder. She would be more comfortable in the cold weather and disliked warm climate. Her sleep was sound but she would get frightful dreams very often.
She stayed with her parents, grandparents and her younger brother. She was a very friendly and cheerful kid who would love to move around with her friends and mix with them. She was good at her studies and was a responsible child. She was active and quite naughty by nature. She was very particular about keeping her things in order and disorder would make her very angry and upset. She was also quite obstinate and would generally have her way in most of the things. When her parents would insist on her not to tie her hair very tight or not to comb hair repeatedly, she would never obey them and would do things the way she liked.
She had not suffered from any kind of illness in the past. Her grandmother suffered from hypertension, hypothyroidism and ischemic heart disease.
Based on the above history she was prescribed Phosphorus 200 repeatedly for a period of 2 months along with a dose of Carcinosin 200. 2 months later, she noted some growth of new hair in the alopecia patches. Another 4 months of treatment showed good results and her alopecia patches were more than 50% better than before. Her hair loss continued for some time but was under good control later. At the end of about 1year of treatment, her alopecia patches recovered completely and she was no longer apprehensive about moving out with her friends. The treatment was continued for another 2 months to maintain the good effects and at the end of this period her treatment was terminated.