Ointments of tar and sulphur of varying strength are generally employed in the treatment of alopecia, and very strong stimulating lotions are sometimes needed. The following lotion has been useful in many cases under doctor's orders:

Tinct. capsici .......................................................

2

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Tinct. cantharides...................................................

2

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Ol. terebinthinae....................................................

2

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The strength of the application to be employed, however, varies with the circumstances.

Constitutional Causes

When falling of the hair is due to exhausting illness, or to a generally weak, debilitated state of the health or nervous system, internal treatment is also necessary. Cod liver oil and various tonics, such as quinine, nux vomica, iron, etc., are frequently prescribed, and attention must also be paid to the diet.

A change of air and nourishing food, combined with a nerve tonic, will often effect wonderful results in restoring tone and vitality to weak and falling hair.