Symptomatic assessment of the effectiveness of homeopathic interventions on forty nasal polyp patients: A prospective observational study
Background: Nasal polyp is hypertrophied, pedunculated, loose, fibro-oedematous mucosa of nose and the para nasal air-sinuses. The surface is lined with pseudo-stratified ciliated columnar epithelium. Nasal problems represent a major health problem in developing countries and also a high risk to travellers who visit the cold rich countries. Conservative estimates place the global health problems reveal that 0.1% children and 1% adult population is affected by nasal polyp. Male are more affected by female & chance of developing is 1-20 in 1000, after the age of 60 and has no racial predilection. Nasal polyps are frequently dealt-with cases in day-to-day practice. Among its different varieties, simple mucus polyps are very common. It has two distinct varieties – ethmoidal and antro-choanal polyps. Almost always, an allergic or infectious aetiology is present. Nasal obstruction, rhinitis, headache, loss of smell, snoring, sleep apnoea etc. are some of the very disturbing complaints from which the patients suffer. Appropriate diagnosis, correct general measures and judicious homeopathic approach not only uproot the disease, can also prevent recurrence of Nasal polyps quite effectively and this treatment is more cost effectiveness to other conventional treatment. Material And Methods: Forty Nasal polypus patients were taken up for the study and treated according to symptoms similarity of homeopathic system of medicine with different medicines in different time-period from a non-government OPD homeopathic hospital and four private chambers and clinics. Results: By the end of this study showed, out of 40 cases 77.5% are almost improved, 5% are improving well, 10% cases are not responded well and rest of 7.5% gave up treatment. Conclusion: Almost all of the cases belong to either fundamentally sycosis or dominantly tubercular miasm. This observational study also showed Calcarea Carbonicum was most used as a symptomatic homeopathic intervention that extent to which the observed effects are due to the life-style regulation and placebo or context effects associated with the treatment needs clarification in future explanatory studies. [Resel N E Natl J Integr Res Med, 2020; 11(6): 56-60]
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