A study of role of antitubercular remedies in management of allergic rhinitis in paediatric age group
Dr Gauri Devi
Allergic rhinitis is one of the most commonly diagnosed health disorders among children, which every homoeopathic physician come across in his day to day practice. Current studies present that allergic rhinitis affects up to 20 percent of children.
The onset of allergic rhinitis appears to be highest in the school going children usually before 5 years of age. Allergic rhinitis has no sexual predilection, although boys are twice as likely to get allergic rhinitis as girls. There is strong genetic predisposition to allergic rhinitis. One parent with a history of allergic rhinitis has about a 30 percent chance of producing offspring with the disorder, the risk increases to 50 percent if both parents have a history of allergies.
Allergic rhinitis is the most common chronic disease in children. About one in five children has symptoms by the age of 2 or 3 years .A study has confirmed that 42% of children were diagnosed with allergic rhinitis by the age of six. Studies conducted in school going children indicate an incidence of 22.5% in the age group of 6-15 years. 75% of asthma children have allergic rhinitis.
Back Ground: Allergic rhinitis is the most common chronic disease in children. AR affects up to 20 percent of children. Boys are twice as likely to get allergic rhinitis as girls.
About one in five children has symptoms by the age of 2 or 3 years. A study shows that 42% of children are diagnosed with allergic rhinitis by the age of six. Allergy symptoms can have a profound effect on a child’s health, behavior and ability to learn. Left untreated, allergic rhinitis also can lead to serious conditions, including asthma, recurrent middle-ear infections, sinusitis, sleep disorders and chronic cough.
The present study was undertaken to fulfill the following objectives.
1. To study the influence of tubercular miasm in allergic rhinitis in paediatric age group.
2. To study the role of antitubercular remedies in management of allergic rhinitis in paediatric age group.
Method: 30 cases were selected for the study based on purposive sampling method.
This is before and after without control type of experimental study. Every case was analyzed and worked out with reference to materia-medica, repertory and therapeutics whenever required. For the assessment of the clinical status before and after treatment the score pattern was used and‘t’ test is used to test the hypothesis.
Results: Antitubercular remedies are effective in the management of allergic rhinitis.
Conclusion: Homoeopathic antitubercular remedies are effective in treating AR in paediatric age group
Keywords: Allergic rhinitis in children; Homoeopathic Therapeutic Strategies.
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