Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair from the scalp and elsewhere on the body. The person’s own immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in a round, smooth bald patches on the scalp. A person with a family history of autoimmune diseases is prone to develop this condition.
The novel approach of suppressing the autoimmune response with local cortisone (steroid) may work temporarily and is limited to the patch only. Relapses are common and the course still remains unpredictable. It has no long-term advantages and does not alter the nature of the disease.
Homeopathy, on the other hand, addresses the defective immune response, family history or genetic predisposition, nature, and intensity of the disease as well as systemic, emotional and numerous other factors commonly affecting this condition.