Study on the effectiveness of minimum dose of homoeopathic medicines in the management of molluscum contagiosum
Molluscum contagiosum is generally a benign disease characterized by pearly, flesh-colored, umbilicated skin lesions 2 to 5 mm in diameter. The virus is transmitted from person to person. The infection can be transmitted by close contact, including sexual intercourse. Swimming pools are a common vector for transmission.
Lesions are often multiple and once established in an individual may spread by auto inoculation. Lesions can be found anywhere on the body except the palms and soles and may be associated with an eczematous rash. The abdomen, the buttocks, the genitals, the face, and arms are common sites. There are rarely lesions inside the mouth. Atopy and compromise of skin integrity can increase the risk of infection. In most cases the disease is self-limiting with in 6-9 months and has no systemic complications. On an average, lesions may be present for 2 years before spontaneous resolution occurs.
The following salient conclusions have been drawn from the present study after summarizing its findings.
- Homoeopathic medicines are effective in the management of molluscum contagiosum
- Age group mostly affected is between 1-5 years.
- Incidence of the disease more in lower class and low socio economic class.
- Psora and sycosis is the predominant miasm in the background.
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