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EFFICACY OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES IN THE TREATMENT OF ACNE

*Swami Shraddhamayananda

Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Abstract


Acne is the involvement of the oil glands at the base of hair follicles characterized by Papular and pustular eruptions over face, forehead, chest and back. The teenage groups are commonly affected. It not only causes a serious cosmetic disfigurement but it is also associated with functional impairment as well often manifested as a high magnitude of psychological problem. As conventional treatment is often ineffective in many cases, a selective group of such patients were treated with homeopathic medicines along with a control group treated only with placebo containing the vehicle of the original medicines. In our clinic we treated and analyzed one hundred such acne cases along with 10 control cases that were followed for two months. Out of one hundred cases 97 cases showed promising results within six months and in most of these cases, the patient has got back pre infection status within 3 months. Only single oral homeopathic medicines (either Sulphur or Tuberculinum) were used without any local application. The results of this study were very encouraging indicating a definite role of homoeopathic medicine in acne

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