Prospective study of homoeopathic management of acne vulgaris in teenagers
Author(s): Parikh NP
Abstract: Introduction: Acne vulgaris is the common problem seen in teenagers. It also disturbs the person socially and mentally. Like any other chronic disease patients, acne sufferers also look for a RAPID, gentle and permanent solution for their problem. These all requirements exactly fit with the criteria of homoeopathic cure according to Master Hahnemann. Homoeopathic mode of treatment should fulfil all expectations of acne sufferers. The primary aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of Homoeopathic mode of treatment in the management of acne vulgaris.
Methods: Total 30 cases of acne vulgaris diagnosed clinically were selected and followed up for treatment outcome.
Results: All the 30 enrolled patients completed the study with relatively higher incidence observed in females. Face and back was the most common pattern of distribution of lesions while papular was the most common presenting type of lesions. Natrum Mur, Sulphur & Silicea were the commonly prescribed medicines based on individualistic approach. 27 (90%) patients had highly significant improvement in total lesion count with homoeopathic treatment (p<0.001).
Conclusion: Homoeopathic mode of treatment in patients suffering from acne vulgaris is effective.