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Title: The effect of a homoeopathic halitosis complex on patients with oral malodour
Authors: Neumann, Jacqueline Watson
Issue Date: 1997
The purpose ofthis study was to evaluate the efficacy of a homoeopathic halitosis complex in the treatment of patients with oral malodour, in terms of measuring the extent of change in mouth air both subjectively and objectively. The expected result was a progressive lowering of volatile sulphides in mouth air Convenience sampling was employed to draw 30 patients from dental practices and general public in the greater Durban area. Only healthy persons who suffered from halitosis longer than three months were selected. Of these, one half constituted the control group and received only placebo, the remaining half made up the experimental group and were treated with the halitosis complex, containing Arnica montana 4CH, Mercurius solubilus 4CH, Antimonium crudum 4CH, Carbo vegetabilis 4CH. Arsenicum album 6CH, Bryonia alba 4CH, Nitric acidum 4CH. Patients were assessed by organoleptic measurement of malo dour from the whole 111 mouth over four consultations and this data was tabulated on a numerical rating scale and correlated with measurements recorded on a portable sulphide monitor pm. 700 series which measured in the actual breathing zone of individuals being monitored. The monitoring unit displayed data of an individual's exposure. This study demonstrated that the use of a homoeopathic halitosis complexled to a reduction in volatile sulfur compounds in mouth air and a significant improvement
Dissertation submitted in partial compliance with the requirements for the Master's Degree in Technology: Homoeopathy, Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa, 1997.
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