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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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