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CHAPTER-3

Dermatology

Homoeopathy is known for its positive effects in treatment of dermatological disorders. However, the number of well designed particularly controlled studies is limited and more focused studies are desirable.



Table 5      Studies in dermatology
SL.NO. Disease Condition Study Design Sample size studied Outcome Evidence Grade
1 Furunculosis observational study 397 There was significant difference(p=0.0001) in the mean total furunculosis symptom score developed by the CCRH favouring homoeopathic care. Hepar sulphuris, Antimonium crudum and Calcarea carbonica were most useful amongst the pre defined trial medicines. B
2 scabies Randomized placebo controlled trial 300 The results were statistically significant (p <0.01) in Homoeopathy group compared to placebo. In the constitutional group only 2% children showed a recurrence. A
3 Lichen simplex chronicus Case series 27 Hydrocotyle was useful in mitigating itching due to lichen planus. C
4 Vitiligo Observational study 207 Arsenicum sulphuratum flavum, Arsenic album and Nitric acid were found to be useful. Syphilinum when used as intercurrent remedy was found effective. B
5 Warts Case series 52 Warts were completed resolved in 47 cases. Thuja was most frequently prescribed and found useful. C
6 Molluscum contagiosum Case series 30 Fifteen patients had full resolution and 12 patients improved. The homeopathic medicines most useful were Natrum sulphuricum, Sulphur and Natrum muriaticum. C
7 Vitiligo Case report 1 After a period of treatment for 17 months with two doses of Phosphorus 30C, there was improvement in hypopigmented patches. C

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