Alopecia means nothing more than loss of hair and is a sign rather than diagnosis.

There are many causes and patterns.


LOCALISED (non scaring) :tinea capitis,alopecia areata,androgenetic alopecia,Traumatic and syphilis.

DIFFUSED (non scaring) :Hypothyroidism,hyperthyroidism,hypopituitarism,diabetes,Hiv,nutritional deficiency,liver diseases and post partum etc

LOCALISED(scaring) :idiopathic,discoid lupus erythematous,herpes zoster,tinea capitis.

DIFFUSED(scaring):radiotherapy,folliculitis decalvans,lichen planus pilaris.

ALOPECIA AREATA:Sudden loss of hair in patchy fashion may be due to anxiety or sudden shockIt may show a marked tendency of recurrence.

RINGWORM:It causes bald patches having scanty ,small,thin hairs.fungal spores are found in affected hair

USE OF CURLERS:It may be responsible for baldness in corresponding areas .later on there may be scaring and permanent loss of hair.


FLUORIC ACID:Hairfall after sickness ,hair breakageand hair gets tangled a lot.

PHOSPHROUS:Alopecia with gastrointestinal disorders

CALCAREA CARB:Hairfall with itching and sweating of scalp,helps in regrowth of hair.

VINCA MINOR:Hairfall with dandruff,used to treat abnormal hair growth.

SILICEA:Baldness accompanied with pain

BARYTA CARB:Premature baldness in timid people with tonsillitis.