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Complex scalp condition and hair loss (combination)


I am of South Asian descent, age 20, male, living in canada, 73 kg, 5ft 6 inches.

I presently have a lot of scales stuck to my scalp. They are generally white in colour, at times off-white or greyish/light brown. they are not evident in my hair like dandruff, they are just stuck to my scalp. These are extremely itchy and the temptation of itching is too
much. Once I itch it is often better but it doesnt solve the problem. The itching is all
over my head but especially stinging/unbearable at the top of the head near the crown and
towards the front.

Its not like dandruff flakes where the scales are loose. They are stuck to the scalp. Sometimes there are acne like bumps on my head but not very often and not a lot, just the
odd one here and there.When I scratch my scalp at the area of scales, often 5-6 hairs come out attached to a scale/flake.

My scalp is very oily and so are my hair. My scalp sweats quite easily. Therefore when it is hot, it sweats adn gets oily and the itchiness increases. If i dont shampoo my hair for one day, then the hair and scalp become extremely oily and unmanageable. When they are oily, the hair fall out much easier and also the scalp gets even more itchy. Also when the hair are oily, they tend to bunch together and cover the scalp even less.

I also feel that when I am stressed, the scalp gets oilier quicker, scalp itches more and hair fall out even easier. This is also increased at night, the oiliness of the scalp and the itching. When I wake up the hair and scalp are also more oily and unmanageable and very hard to comb/style. I do not use any kind of gels, hair sprays, mousses, conditioners,etc.

My hair are extremely thin. I lose hair in pretty much every section of my head. The centre
of the head and the top of the head, the crown, especially also the sides of the head-
temples where I have lost a significant amount and the hair are also thinner hear altho they are extremely thin all over. as well as near the forehead and back of the head in the upper neck area.

whenever i touch my head a hair or two fall. Whenever I run my hands through my hair a few easily fall out. when i take a bath loads fall out when shampooing or when applying anything topical like oil,etc. when i towel dry again lots of hair fall out. The hair that falls out,
always has a white scale attached at its root, adn mostly the part closest to the root of the fallen hair is white. After shampooing and washing my hair, the itching is temporarily relieved and after I have dried my hair they dont fall off that easily.

Often when my scalp itches, my skin, esp my face also itches. But nowhere on my body do I have any kind of rashes, patches, serious outbreaks,etc.My back itches quite a lot and there are sometimes acne like bumps on it and scales most of the times. My face often gets red and dry patches (this mostly is the case at night, or when I have a cold or am sneezing) . Also my face often gets really dry after washing it. This dryness is often very irritating and lotion doesnt help it. These dry patches on my face are around the mouth and under the eyes easily shed and the scales are white. Sometimes the patches under my eyes when they shed the skin have a stinging/burning sensation and become red. There is also some similar
white scales attached in the inside of my ear but not very many or visible.Also there is
quite a bit of itching all over my body.

I have also lost some hair in the genital area and there are small hairless patches in areas where I have facial hair. also areas with facial hair also itch often.
There is no pus or such on the scalp and no real redness or swelling either. I am
hypersensitive. ie, my skin gets swollen easily due to a mosquito bite and very sensitive to change in temperatures. I have allergies as well as I am mostly sniffling. My bouts of cold
and sneezing are frequent and strong and my nose is often running. I take a multivitamin
pretty much daily.

The hair loss/scalp scales-itching condition has worsened in the last two-three years and especially bad in the last year. I do not know if this has anything to do with it but moved from Pakistan to Canada about 4 years ago when I was 16. My hair has been falling since I was 14 or 15, but has greatly accelerated in the last two or three years. I have a history of dandruff which was extremely stubborn and I was never able to get rid of
it using either head and shoulders, selsun blue, nizoral or any other dandruff shampoo.

More recently I have used sebcur (shampoo with salicylic acid) and stieprox (Ciclopirox
Olamine). None of these helped. I have used a corticosteriod shampoo called clobex (clobetasol) which is for scalp psoriasis. This has not significantly improved my condition, however it is the only thing that moderately relieves the itching and sometimes reduces the scales . However as soon as I stop using it regularly, all the scales build up again and the
itching returns. Medicines for sebhorreic dermatitis have not helped me. The corticosteroid
i've taken for scalp psoriasis is the only thing that has helped only slightly as mentioned above. Also there is nothing that has stopped or slowed the hair loss.

I do not know the exact scalp condition I have as no dermatologist has given me a definitive diagnosis. It looks like scalp psoriasis but i am not sure.

I also have a genetic history of hair loss. My father is bald and my brother who is 31 is almost bald too. However usually male pattern hair loss is near the crown and near the
forehead near the hair line which is where my father and brother have lost hte most hair. But my hair loss is a combination of my scalp condition as well as genetics as the hair falls in all areas of my scalp.

My height is 5 feet 6 inches and I am relatively short, as both my dad and my brother have a decent height. Due to my height and my hair loss I often have low self-esteem and stress. Since the past 7-8 months I have to urinate often. It feels like I cannot hold my urine in. I mean I often feel like I have to urinate but when I go, there's not much accumulated. I do not have significant thirst and dont drink too much water.

I do not consume any alcohol.
I eat quite a bit of meat, mostly chicken but also a lot of beef. However I regularly have vegetables and fruits as well. I usually sleep late at night and am stressed at times due to university work.

through researching some of the homeopathy medicines I have looked up online I have seen that Calcarea Carbonica, vinca minor, phosporous and graphites have quite a few of the symptoms similar to mine.

HOWEVER I know nothing about homeopathy, which is why I want to get an answer from a homeopath or someone experienced who can look at my symptoms and history and prescribe something accordingly.

Please let me know names, dosage and frequency of the medicines I should take.

I apologize for all the details, but I felt that all these details were necessary to explain my condition. I look forward to getting a response here.
  avid123 on 2006-11-10
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Try one dose of Nat Mur 200 and wait for a week and report me your improvement.
dr.deoshlok sharma
deoshlok last decade
Thanks for your reply. What is one dose of nat mur 200. is it one pellet daily for a week? Please let me know the exact dosage in terms of pellets/tablets, how and when they should be taken. Thanks.
avid123 last decade
Please respond to my earlier question dr.sharma...

whats your take on this joe?
avid123 last decade
Nat mur 200 if it is in liquid then 2 drops early in the morning empty stomach. if in pills no. 30 then 4 pills early in the morning empty stomach
dr.deoshlok sharma
deoshlok last decade
so the potency of the tablets would be 30?
avid123 last decade
no it is 200 .
deoshlok last decade
i checked the abchomeopathy website to purchase nat mur 200c. it doesnt indicate whether it is no.30. If there is no indication whether it is no.30 should I still take 4 pellets every morning?
are tablets and pellets the same thing?
avid123 last decade
Hi avid

You wanted my opinion on this prescription.

Don't take anything for the time being.

I suggest you answer the

chronic case questionnerie by Rajiv prasad

which is on the main page of this forum.

We will try to help you.

gavinimurthy last decade
Hi Murthy,
Here is my questionairre:

(1) I get anxious before an important event - often
(2) I have a strong craving for sweet things. - occasionally
(3) My memory is not very good - occasionally (only very short term memory is slightly bad, but not a major issue)
(4) I often have a fear of going out, or of walking over bridges, of heights or of closed
places like elevators (lifts). - often (only bridges and heights)
(5) I often find myself walking fast, even when there is no reason to hurry. - often
(6) Sometimes I have strong impulses to do strange or dangerous things but I do not
act on them. - never
(7) I feel more comfortable in cold, fresh air. - occassionally
(8) I have bloating or diarrhea. - never
(9) I worry about my own health or about the well-being of my family. - often
(10) I am fussy about cleanliness. - rarely
(11) When I feel anxious I pace about the room, especially at night, sometimes to the
point of exhaustion. - never
(12) I am a terrible worrier about small things. often
(13) I generally do not have much appetite, but I like to sip warm drinks frequently. never
(14) I often cannot sleep at night, or I wake up with anxiety. rarely
(15) I am worse when it is cold and better when it is hot. occassionally
(16) I have dry, flaky skin. occassionally
(17) I have suffered from depression my whole life. never
(18) I have considered suicide. never
(19) I feel I have to do something important with my life. often
(20) Failure is my worst fear. often
(21) Music is soothing to me. occassionally
(22) Generally I feel better in the summer. always
(23) My aches and pains feel better at night. rarely
(24) I crave open air. occassionally
(25) I worry about what other people think of me. always
(26) I enjoy eating eggs, especially soft boiled. rarely
(27) I work slowly, but I am reliable. occassionally
(28) I feel as if I am cracking up and won't be able to cope. rarely
(29) I often wear socks at night because my feet are cold in bed. rarely
(30) As a child, I had a larger than average head. never
(31) I tend to put on weight easily. always
(32) I am troubled by nightmares. occassionally
(33) I sleep with my knees tucked up to my chest. often
(34) I have lots of moles and birth marks. never
(35) I enjoy travelling. always
(36) I enjoy eating chocolate. often
(37) I am a perfectionist. always
(38) I love a good thunderstorm. never
(39) There has been a lot of cancer in my family. never
(40) I put other's needs in front of my own. rarely
(41) Injustice makes me angry. always
(42) My voice is hoarser. rarely
(43) I am sensitive to changes in the weather. always
(44) I am sensitive to the suffering of others. often
(45) I sometimes stammer, mispronounce words, or have to repeat a question before
answering it. occassionally
(46) I have suffered long lasting stress in my personal life. rarely
(47) I might lose a little urine now and then, especially during coughing or sneezing. never
(48) I have had warts near the tip of my fingers or on my face. never
(49) I have been hurt deeply in love. never
(50) I often find myself sighing. occassionally
(51) I get a lump in my throat. rarely
(52) I hate to be consoled when I'm sad. often
(53) My muscles twitch. occasionally
(54) My physical condition can change very rapidly and unpredictably. rarely
(55) Emotional shock has caused many of my problems. never
(56) I am very sensitive to pain, smells or sound. occassionally
(57) I am very talkative and tend to wander from one topic to another during a
conversation. occassionally
(58) I am a jealous or envious person. ocassionally
(59) I am suspicious of other people's motives. often
(60) People describe me as an intense person. occassionally
(61) I can't stand to be overheated. often
(62) I feel bad after waking up, either from a short or long sleep. ocassionally
(63) I blush easily. often
(64) I hate clothes that are too tight around my neck or chest. always
(65) I don't like to speak in public, or to take on new responsibilities, but I do fine once
I get started. often
(66) I am reserved or aloof, and feel more comfortable keeping people at a distance. rarely
(67) I have poor self-confidence. often
(68) I prefer small groups of close friends rather than large social gatherings. often
(69) I have a low energy period from 4 pm to about 8 pm in the evening. rarely
(70) I may get sentimental and weep when someone thanks me or expresses
(71) I dislike being alone in the house, yet I dislike staying in the same room with
someone. never
(72) I frequently suffer from gas or some other kind of digestive complaints.rarely
(73) I like to be near the ocean. often
(74) My performance is erratic; sometimes very
good, sometimes bad. rarely
(75) I have had infections or discharges from my genital organs. never
(76) I am afraid of closed narrow places, such as elevators. rarely
(77) I remember having sexual feelings a child. rarely
(78) I tend to be lively at night, but I have a hard time getting going
in the morning. often
(79) I crave oranges, or sour fruit, or like to chew on ice. rarely
(80) I often have hot feet and like to stick them out from under the bed covers. rarely
(81) I find it hard to cry in public even after very sad news. rarely
(82) People talk to me about their problems, but I don't like others to console me or
make a fuss about me. often
(83) I am very sensitive to being hurt or humiliated. often
(84) I think about past disappointments, or hold grudges for a long time. often
(85) I feel worse in the sun or when the weather warms up in summer. rarely
(86) I get cold sores on my lips. rarely
(87) I suffer from insomnia as a result of grief or insults. rarely
(88) I often have a strong desire for salty things. often
(89) I get irritated if I can't get things done right. often
(90) I am bothered by sloppiness or inefficiency. often
(91) I am an ambitious and competitive person. often
(92) I have a bad temper but may feel sorry about it afterwards. often
(93) I am irritated by loud noise. ocassionally
(94) I feel worse in the morning.often
(95) I often wake early, and have trouble falling asleep again. rarely
(96) I tend to overindulge in food, drink, or sex. ocassionally (not drink or sex)
(97) I am outgoing, and make contact easily, and have lots of friends. ocassionally
(98) I am very sensitive to other people and also easily influenced by them ocassionally
(99) I am fearful of the dark, or of thunderstorms, or of deep water. always
(100) I readily understand other people's feelings. often
(101) I like cold, juicy and refreshing things, like iced water or ice-cream. always
(102) I tend to get nosebleeds or bruise easily, or have bleeding gums. rarely (only bleeding gums at times)
(103) I function on high energy yet I burn out easily, feeling fatigued afterwards. ocassionally
(104) I get tired quickly and feel better after a short sleep. rarely
(105) I long for affection and like to be hugged or held. rarely
(106) My moods and inclinations change quickly. rarely
(107) I have difficulty making decisions. always
(108) When I have a problem, I feel better if I can talk to someone about it. ocassionally
(109) I dislike the fat on meat, or other fatty, greasy things. rarely
(110) I have pain or discomfort that changes locations frequently. ocassionally
(111) I have nasal congestion (catarrh) which is worse in a hot room. ocassionally
(112) I am sensitive to the cold, but I dislike hot, stuffy rooms, and often need
fresh air when others are comfortable. often
(113) At times I lose affection for my family and friends. rarely
(114) I have very little interest in sex. never
(115) I say nasty things to my family and then feel guilty for doing so. never
(116) I do not like to be cold. always
(117) When I am depressed, I prefer to be left alone. ocassionally
(118) I feel better after dancing, intense exercise, or listening to lively music. often
(119) I feel nauseated from the smell of cooking, or lose my appetite completely. never
(120) I have suffered from sluggish digestion or chronic constipation. never
(121) I am afraid of sharp objects. ocassionally
(122) I have low self-confidence, give in easily, and lack courage when it comes to standing up for myself, or to speaking in public. often
(123) I have difficulty making up my mind, because I get caught up in the details, rather
than seeing the big picture. often
(124) I feel tired or rundown, but still push myself to finish things. ocassionally
(125) I tend to develop scar tissue after injuries or surgery. rarely
(126) My hands are cold and sweaty. ocassionally
(127) My nails break easily and/or my hair is fine in texture. often
(128) I get infections easily. ocassionally
(129) I hold in my anger or sometimes don't even realize I'm angry until
several days later. rarely
(130) I get angry about mistreatment of me by other people. often
(131) I have had styes in my eves. rarely
(132) I tend to fantacise or dwell on sexual matters. ocassionally
(133) I sometimes masturbate to fall asleep at night. never
(134) I tend to itch all over my body. often
(135) My bladder gives me problems. often
(136) I feel sleepy during the day and sleepless at night. ocassionally
(137) I am intelligent and imaginative, and I can turn useless things into something
useful. often
(138) I tend to be messy or untidy. ocassionally
(139) I have strong opinions and enjoy discussion and debate with others. often
(140) I am outgoing and sociable. ocassionally
(141) I like to eat spicy, rich food. often
(142) I don't like to stand for long periods, and I prefer to slouch in the nearest
chair or couch. often
(143) I often feel too hot; even in winter, or I have dry burning skin. rarely
(144) I feel thirsty. ocassionally
(145) I feel fragile like I am made of glass. rarely
(146) I feel phoney or artificial or as if I am hiding something - people wouldn't like me if they knew what I am like. rarely
(147) I am secretive. rarely
(148) I hate onions or onions really upset my system. rarely
(149) I have warts or I used to have many warts. rarely
(150) Some of my health problems started after vaccinations. never
(151) My perspiration is sweet smelling or offensive. never
(152) I have dreams of falling. often
avid123 last decade
WoW. That is quick.!!

I will come back shotly, after analysing your case.

Please wait.

gavinimurthy last decade
Hi Avid

You try Psorinum 1M, one dose only (4 pellets), and wait for two weeks and post response.

Make sure that there are no odors on you, around you (inthe room), and in your mouth, while taking the medicine.

If you can't get the medicine in Canada, you may have to get it from India.

gavinimurthy last decade
so i should just take 4 pellets of 1m potency only once and then wait for two weeks?
is there a specific time i should take it? morning, before sleep, after a meal?
and about the odor thing, after like an hour or two of taking the medicine, can i put on cologne/body spray?
avid123 last decade
Yes. Only once. 4 pellets of Psorinum 1M.

Any time convenient to you is o.k.The only requirement is your mouth should be odor free.

Best is early morning , after you get up. Clean your mouth with plain water, two three times, and then let the pellets dissolve below the tongue.

Better avoid perfumes for at least a few days after taking the medicine.

gavinimurthy last decade
When everything fails, take phytolacca decandra 30, once a day for at least a week.
kuldeep last decade
kuldeep last decade
Mr. kuldeep,

In your original post in regards to dandruff, http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/20742/. You have specifically stated to take either phytolacca berry or phytolacca decandra. But here you are saying take decandra and not phytolacca berry. Please explain.

Mr. Murthy

In my post, http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/92101/ , you have not asked me to fill out the questionnaire. Should i get the nat mur or fill out the questionnaire and wait for your recommendation.

Thank you in advance
shawn_g2000 last decade
dear Shawn

Your condition is different fro this case, though there are some similiarities.

We need to workout only some cases through a questionnerie.

If the remedy is clear from the post, we suggest it.

You are mostly toget benefitted by Nat.mur.We will increase the potency gradually.

start with nat.mur 6X.

gavinimurthy last decade
thanks for your continued assistance mr.murthy...just had a couple of questions.
I cant seem to find Psorinum on any website, at least no north american website. You indicated it might be available in India. Do you know any website that ships from India to Canada? or better yet any north american site where it is available?

And what is your take on kuldeep's suggestion regarding
Phytolacca Decandra? thanks
avid123 last decade
i found psorinum 1m on one website but it only has a liquid dilution.

Product Name: Psorinum 1M
Form: Liquid Dilution
Manufacturer: Dr Wilmar Schwabe Pvt. Ltd / DHU-Arzneimittel
Packing: 30 ml

avid123 last decade
No problem. Get it.

In the case of liquid, just take a drop or two straight out of the bottle on to your tongue.

In fact, liquid potency is much better.

Don't bother about Phytolacca.It won't help you.

gavinimurthy last decade
Mr. Murthy,

Should i also take Liquid Potency of Nat Mur ? I can get liquid potency. Also, i wanted to mention that i occassionally get pimples on back of my head and also less frequently on top of my head. Pimples are rare occurence but they do occur from time to time. I don't know if this changes the remedy. Please advice.

shawn_g2000 last decade
Dear Shawn

I may have to review your case, in case you have other symptoms.

Please start a seperate thread and mark it for my attention.

Tell me all the symptoms/problems without leaving any thing.

I will help you.

gavinimurthy last decade
Dear Avid123,
Psorinum may increase your skin problem. I saw all the detail and Nat Mur is the good medicine try it now.

His case taking is wrong.

Case taking as given by Hahnemann - that The physican should not ask leading questions which can be answered is yes or no.
Here all the question is with yes/no ie. rarely,oftenly,occassionlly,

Reffered to Organon of medicine sec 84 and 85

These are not the proffessional doctor see the biodata. They are engineer by proffession.

They don't know the grammer of the Homoeopathy i.e. organon of medicine.

dr.deoshlok sharma
deoshlok last decade
Doctors who prescribe multiple medicines, for months together,in unchanged potencies, talking of Organon.!!!

In our culture we have an idiom :

'Devils talking about scriptures.'

Dear Dr.Deoshlok

Please give references from Organon,for your poly pharmacy, and repetetion of the unchanged dry potency dose,for months together.

When was the last time you read it, and practiced as per it?

I read it daily, and practice strictly as per that.

All the questions are concerned start with 'I.' and not with 'my'.

The I 'belongs' to the whole person, and it is the way to take case. We want to know more about the person, along with the information about the disease.

We are tring to get the general picture of the patient.

These can't be called leading questions. The answers are not yes/no.

Please read Organon once again, in a meditative way.

gavinimurthy last decade
and now i'm confused...anyone else have any suggestions? Joe, how about you?
avid123 last decade

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