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International Journal of Homoeopathic Sciences

2022, Vol. 6 Issue 2, Part A
Prevalence of covid-19 in patients taking Arsenicum album 30C as a prophylactic: A cross-sectional analytical study
Author(s): Dr. Nisha CN, Dr. Resmi MR, Dr. Sini NB, Dr. Radhika Menon and Dr. Prathibha P
Abstract:
Background: Covid -19, the greatest pandemic of the 21st century ravaged the entire world causing not only millions of deaths but also an unprecedented social and economic upheaval. It caught the medical industry unaware but highlighted the significance of preventive strategies in combating epidemics. Studies are necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of various prophylactic interventions.
Method: An analytic cross-sectional study was done to compare the prevalence of Covid-19 in patients taking the Homoeopathic prophylactic remedy Arsenicum album 30C and those not taking any other prophylactic remedy. The correlates of Covid -19 in study participants were assessed and the symptom distribution in Covid positive cases in study and control groups were compared. It was done at the Outpatient departments of ANSS Homoeo Medical College Hospitals, Kurichy, Kottayam, Kerala from September 2020 to February 2021. 341 participants were selected for the study by consecutive sampling. Data collection was done through a pretested structured questionnaire. The comparison of prevalence and covariates was done by Chi-square test and analysis of covariates was done by logistic regression.
Results: The overall Prevalence of Covid-19 among the study subjects was 30.2%. In logistic regression analysis, the adjusted Odds ratios with 95% CI was found to be 0.17. After adjusting for all covariates, it is found that in those taking Arsenicum album 30C as a prophylactic there was an 83% less chance of getting Covid infection.
Conclusion: This cross-sectional study has clearly shown the prophylactic effectiveness Arsenicum album 30C against Covid -19. This is an impetus for further controlled studies in this area.
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Dr. Nisha CN, Dr. Resmi MR, Dr. Sini NB, Dr. Radhika Menon, Dr. Prathibha P. Prevalence of covid-19 in patients taking Arsenicum album 30C as a prophylactic: A cross-sectional analytical study. Int J Hom Sci 2022;6(2):05-08. DOI: 10.33545/26164485.2022.v6.i2a.528
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