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Homoeopathic Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis in an Infant: A Case Report
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common dermatological disorder in children, which is chronic and of a relapsing nature. It is very common in children, with a fair chance of lifetime prevalence of the disease. The following case is of a child 5 months of age who was suffering from AD since 2 months of age. After the first prescription, complaints were much improved. Following that, the child was treated with complex homoeopathic medicines by another physician, which aggravated the condition. Following stoppage of medicines due to an aggravation, a second remedy was thereafter prescribed that provided long-term relief to the patient.
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The patient received medicines free of cost from Clinical Research Unit for Homoeopathy, Aizawl dispensary. No other costs were incurred to the patient.
15 December 2020 (online)
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