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Title: The homoeopathic treatment of recurrent cutaneous herpes simplex I
Authors: White, Keryn
Issue Date: 1994
The purpose of the study was to determine the efficacy of simillimum treatment and Natrum muriaticum and Rhus toxicodendron on the treatment of recurrent cutaneous Herpes Simplex I with reference to patients response to treatment and patients perception of the effectiveness of treatment in order to determine the efficacy of the treatment methods in the management of recurrent Herpes Simplex I attacKS. Thirty one patients with recurrent cutaneous Herpes Simplex I were admitted to the study if they suffered from frequently recurring cutaneous Herpes Simplex lat least three times a year.Patients were recruited by means of advert ising in local newspapers, shoppi ng centres and libraries. Age group was 5-65 years. After an initial consultation including a case history and physical examination, a double-blind, random procedure ensured that the 31 patients were allocated to one of the two experimental groups.One group recei ved simillimum treatment and the other group received Natrum muriaticum and Rhus toxicodendron for a period of five months.Treatment only started at the beginning of a recurrent attaCK. At the time of recurrence details of the HSV llesion were obtained and a patient perception questionnaire
Dissertation submitted in partial compliance with the requirements for the Master's Diploma in Technology: Homoeopathy, Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa, 1994.
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