An experimental study to find out the effectiveness of homoeopathic medicines for normalizing the thrombocyte count among patients with dengue fever
ARUN KRISHNAN.P*, SREENATH.B**, SUVEENA.V***, SHIMNA.K ****
INTRODUCTION: Dengue is a vector borne disease transmitted by the bite of female Aedes aegypti mosquito; the infectious agent being a virus known as dengue virus having 4 serotypes namely DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, DEN-4. The dengue epidemic has emerged as a serious threat to the health sector since the last few years. Although the full global burden of the disease is still uncertain, the impact upon human health and economy are alarming.
The ineffectiveness of vaccination against dengue virus and unsuccessful preventive measures have led to the emergence of dengue as an endemic In Kerala, especially in Thiruvananthapuram district since 2010.The lacunae in the treatment and management of dengue fever can be better handled with homoeopathic medicines selected upon the grounds of individualization.
Homoeopathic medicines works on the principle of similia similibus curentur .According to this principle ,the curative power of medicines ,depend on their ability to produce symptoms ,similar to the disease but superior to its strength. Each individual case of disease is most surely, rapidly and permanently annihilated and removed only by a medicine capable of producing (in the human system) in the most similar and complete manner the totality of its symptoms, which at the same time are stronger than the disease. Homoeopathic medicines are found effective in the prophylaxis and treatment of acute infectious diseases. The present study was carried out to assess the effectiveness of homoeopathic medicines in normalizing thrombocyte count in dengue fever.
Methods: Design-The present study was carried out through an Experimental study using one group before after design.
Sample: Purposive sampling.
Size: 21 participants diagnosed with Dengue fever.
Tools: Dengue Thrombocyte Criteria
Technique: Homoeopathic medicine.
Procedure: Cases diagnosed with Dengue fever selected from the outpatient and inpatient department of Government Homoeopathic Medical College, Kozhikode. Pretests were done on 3rd day of illness. Homoeopathic medicines were given based on individualization. Post tests were done on 5 to 7 days of illness. These changes were subjected to statistical analysis.
Statistical Analysis: Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test.
Results: Significant pre/post difference were observed and the test was found to be significant at 0.000 level.
Conclusion: Homoeopathic medicines were found effective in normalizing thrombocyte count in patients with Dengue fever.
Keywords: Dengue Fever; Dengue Thrombocyte Criteria; Homoeopathy; Homoeopathic Medicines; Individualization; Normalizing; Thrombocyte Count
*Homoeopathic Post-Graduate Scholar, Government Homoeopathic Medical College, Kozhikode, Eemail@example.com Mobile: 9747367714(corresponding author)
**Homoeopathic Post-Graduate Scholar, Government Homoeopathic Medical College, Kozhikode, Efirstname.lastname@example.org Mobile:9947582578
***Homoeopathic Post-Graduate Scholar, Government Homoeopathic Medical College, Kozhikode,Eemail@example.com Mobile:8089390474
****Homoeopathic Post-Graduate Scholar, Government Homoeopathic Medical College, Kozhikode, Efirstname.lastname@example.org Mobile:9495037097
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