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Volume 3 Issue 4 Oct- Dec 2020

Original Articles

Role of Homoeopathic Medicines in Cases of Palmoplantar Dermatitis in Adults

Anita Alaria, Atul Kumar Singh

Context: An experimental, open-label, non-randomized and non-comparative study, Homoeopathy University, India, to assess the role of Homoeopathic Medicines in cases of Palmoplantar Dermatitis in adults. Aim: The aim of the study was to ascertain the role of Homoeopathic Medicines in cases of Palmoplantar Dermatitis in adults. Methods: Forty subjects were enrolled. Visual Analogue Scale (for Itching and distress) and Dermatology Life Quality Index score were used as the outcome measures, assessed at baseline and after 3 months of treatment. Medicines prescribed followed homoeopathic principles. Paired t-test was applied to compare the dependent observations. Results Three subjects dropped out and 37 completed the trial. Intention-to-treat sample (n = 40) was analyzed. Maximum participants had significant improvement (mean difference= 6.351, t (36) = 14.949, p < .001 with 32 (86.4%) cases showed 51to 75% improvement in DLQI score. Maximum participants responded significant (p < .001) improvement in VAS score for itching (mean difference =5.108, t (36) = 15.780, p < .001) and VAS score for distress (mean difference =4.162, t (36) = 14.683, p < .001). Medicines Natrum muriaticum(9, 24.32%); and Sepia(8, 21.62%) were prescribed in maximum number of cases. Psora was found as the predominant underlying miasm in the study. Conclusion: Indicated homeopathic medicines reduced VAS and DLQI scores. Further randomized trials are warranted to establish their long-term efficacy.

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