Dr. Nisanth KM Nambison, Dr. Smita N Nambison and Dr. Abhishek Dhar Dwivedi
Coronavirus disease COVID-19 caused by recently identified Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), causes pneumonia-like symptoms such as fever, dry cough, and breathlessness. Due to lack of definitive treatment, physicians worldwide started exploring repurposed drugs, but, without any major breakthrough. Homeopathy has a history of offering preventive as well as curative medication in earlier epidemics and pandemics. Four cases of COVID-19 were treated with homeopathy alongside the standard care provided by the Hospital to which they were admitted. Two out of the four cases were high-risk patients with co-morbidity. Three classic cases of prevention of COVID-19 in very close contact has also been mentioned. All four cases including the high-risk cases of COVID-19 recovered fully without any complications and prevention was achieved in close contact cases with the use of Homeopathy. Learnings thereof have been discussed for larger further studies to explore the Homeopathic offerings to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Pandemic, Hydroxychloroquine, Homeopathy, Homoeopathy, Arsenic Alb, Belladonna, Camphora, Aconit
CASES WITH TIMELINE
A 48-year-old female, Mrs. P, with a history of Hypertension, Deviated Nasal Septum and obesity (considered to be high-risk for COVID-19) sought consultation. She had a contact history with COVID-19 positive patient
Timeline of Case 1
A 50-year-old Male, Mr. KB, had no Co-morbidity.
Timeline of Case 2
CASE 3, 4, 5
Three close contacts of Case 2 (that is detailed as above) 1. 45-year-old wife, 2. Elder son 09 years, 3. Younger son 07 years. They had no Co-morbidity.
Timeline of Case 3,4,5
A 62-year-old Male, Mr. KS, reported no Co-morbidity, but, was found to have hypertension on examination. He was obese. (High-risk for COVID-19)