1. What is Alopecia Areata?

It means loss of hair in areas where ordinarily hair would be found. Generally this means loss of terminal hair on the scalp. It is a common idiopathic disorder in which there is a patchy loss of hair. If all the hair on the  scalp is lost the condition known as Alopecia Totalis. If there is complete loss of body hair the condition is called Alopecia Universalis. It is rare before the age of 3.

Causes of Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata is considered to be  an autoimmune condition in which the immune system of the body mistakenly attacks the hair follicles and destroys them. It also runs into families. Triggering factors are-

  • Drugs
  • Post acute illness
  • Local skin disorder
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Genetic tendency
  • Systemic illness
  • Stress
  • Hormonal cause-High level of male hormones( both in men and women)
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Poor protein intake

Symptoms of Alopecia Areata

  1. Gradual thinning on the top of head.
  2. Circular or patchy bald spot-Some people experience smooth bald spots, often about an inch across.It may also occur in beard and eyebrows. .skin may become itchy or painful.
  3. Sudden loosening of hair- A physical or emotional shock can stimulate hair loss. Handful of hair come out during combing or washing.
  4. Full body hair loss-Some medical treatments such as chemotherapy for cancer can result in loss of hair all over body.

Types of Alopecia Areata

1.Alopecia Areata monolocularis-In this a single bald spot on the scalp is seen.It may progress to form multiple spots.

2.Alopecia Areata multilocularis-Presents with multiple bald spots on scalp.

3.Alopecia Totalis-All the hair on the scalp is lost.

4.Alopecia universalis-When all the hair from all over the body is lost.

5.Alopecia barbae-The bald spots are limited only to the beard region.

6.Traction Alopecia-Due to constant tension on the hair from being tied very tightly,alopecia develops along the frontal and temporal margins of the scalp.



1.Non scarred Alopecia Areata-There is no superadded infection of the scalp and chances of recovery are better.

2.Scarred Alopecia Areata-A lichen infection of the scalp can lead to irreversible damage to the follicles and the skin of the scalp.


Diagnosis of Alopecia Areata

The characteristic findings is a well circumscribed area of normal hairless skin in an area of normal hair growth.

  • History and clinical evaluation
  1. Other findings are the appearance of short hairs ,yellow areas of skin deposition at the follicular orifice,short thin hairs and grey hairs all present in a bald area.
  2. Hair pull test- It can also be conducted at the margins of lesions.
  3. Injection of corticosteroids
  4. Topical corticosteroids
  5. Contact immunotherapy
  6. Psoralen with ultraviolet A (PUVA)therapy

None of the above are long term solution to Alopecia Areata or without any side-effects.

Treatment for Alopecia Areata

Homeopathic medicines for Alopecia Areata act on the body at the level of immunity and restore the deviated function. They also help to control the symptoms of Alopecia Areata without any side effects.

The Homeopathic medicines for Alopecia Areata have to be specific to every individual person. That is the reason a detailed history is required to customise the treatment for Alopecia Areata. The Homeopathic treatment for Alopecia Areata is chalked out after a detailed analysis and review of your past treatments for Alopecia Areata and medicines for Alopecia Areata taken by you. With continued treatment for alopecia areata, you will notice lesser hair fall, improved quality of hair and texture.

  1. Homeopathic medicines for Alopecia Areata


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