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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 177-183

An observational study on usefulness of Bromium 30C in atopic respiratory complaints by assessing serum immunoglobulin E levels


Assistant Professor, Department of Practice of Medicine and Homoeopathic Therapeutics, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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B G Akhil
Department of Practice of Medicine and Homoeopathic Therapeutics, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijrh.ijrh_53_16

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Background: Atopic disorders represent a major health problem worldwide affecting 5%–30% of the population. The present study evaluates the action of Bromium 30C in reducing serum IgE levels. Objective: To assess the variation of serum IgE levels before, during and after intervention with Bromium 30C. Materials and Methods: Thirty cases of atopic respiratory complaints (diagnosed based on clinical history, CMDT guidelines and serum IgE values during the first visit) were selected as per the inclusion criteria using purposive sampling technique. Bromium 30C was prescribed for these cases and followed for 3 months. Bromium 30C was repeated twice daily for 2 weeks and placebos were administered in between. Serum IgE values were checked every month. The data was statistically analysed using mean, standard deviation and analysis of variants (ANOVA). Results: ANOVA for repeated measures showed P = 0.000, which is highly significant. Pairwise comparison of serum IgE levels in before and during, during and after treatment groups showed P = 0.007, which is highly significant. Pairwise comparison of serum IgE levels in during and after treatment group showed P = 0.016, which is significant. Conclusion: There is a significant reduction in serum IgE levels in cases of atopic respiratory complaints during and after homoeopathic treatment with Bromium 30C.


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