Falling of the Hair—Baldness.—Falling of the hair occurs normally in advanced age, and is then accompanied by wasting of the hair-follicles, and is not benefited by treatment. At an earlier period of life it takes place as the sequel of many acute diseases, notably fevers; in the latter case the follicles, as a rule, are not destroyed, the hair reappearing at first very fine in texture, but in time becoming coarser.

Treatment

Bathe head occasionally, with very dilute crude Petroleum. Sulphur should be given at first, then Hepar sul. or Rhus tox.