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Thallium metallicum

Treating alopecia with Thallium metallicum

Thallium metallicum is made from thallium, a metallic element of which the symbol is Tl and the atomic number is 81. It is a grey-white, soft and very malleable metal that has properties similar to those of lead. When present in the form of sulphate, thallium is toxic and dangerous. In fact, this by-product is used in the composition of many insecticides and rat poisons.


Thallium metallicum is a remedy that it is generally recommended to people suffering from alopecia. Alopecia is a specific dermatological condition that manifests itself by partial or total loss of hair on part of the body. In the event of hair loss, it is always necessary to consult a dermatologist, who will attempt to determine the cause of the disease. It is with this diagnosis that the most appropriate remedy can be prescribed.

Thallium metallicum is a homoeopathic remedy that is particularly suitable in case of hair loss occurring during a burnout, in which case it is called acute alopecia. Alopecia may also be due to a bad diet or a hormonal disorder. This remedy may also treat hereditary alopecia, in which case the treatment must begin before the hair loss is permanent and leads to baldness.

Recommended dosage

Thallium metallicum can be effective in most cases of alopecia. Depending on the severity of the condition, it is recommended to take 3 granules of Thallium metallicum 4 CH or 9 CH daily. It is advisable to take the granules either one hour after or 10 minutes before the midday meal. Hair loss resulting from overwork should be treated by taking 5 granules of Thallium metallicum 5 CH daily. In the event of diffuse hair loss, meaning that it systematically occurs, the same dosage, consisting of a daily 5-granule intake of Thallium metallicum 5 CH, is prescribed.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “Thallium metallicum”

Associated treatments

  • Eberthinum
  • Paratyphoidinum
  • Phosphoricum Acidum
  • Selenium Metallicum

Associated diseases

  • Alopecia

Good to know: Based on the symptoms observed in case of alopecia, one can also opt for Thallium acetimum or Thallium sulfuricum. Also, note that Thallium metallicum may be used for dental hygiene. This medicine can also be used in the treatment of bad breath and tooth decay.

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