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MEDISAN

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LARDUET TORRES, Aimara; CABALLERO CAMACHO, José Arcadio  y  RIVERI LARDUET, Maribel. Use of homeopathic remedies in newborns with common cold. MEDISAN [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.4, pp.669-680.  Epub 26-Ago-2019. ISSN 1029-3019.

Introduction:

The use of homeopathy in patients with acute respiratory diseases has been increasing during the last decades.

Objective:

To evaluate the effectiveness of homeopathic treatment in patients with common cold.

Methods:

A descriptive and longitudinal study of 79 newborns with acute respiratory symptoms, with ages between 1 to 12 months, assisted in the Pediatrics service of Ramón López Peña Teaching Polyclinic of Santiago de Cuba was carried out from November, 2016 to the same month the 2017.

Results:

The group 7 to 9 months and the female sex prevailed in the series; the most frequent symptoms were the nasal obstruction and the runny nose, and the most used homeopathic treatment was the Sambucus nigra. In a same way, in most of the affected children the intensity of the respiratory symptoms had a duration of up to 2 days.

Conclusions:

Satisfactory results were evidenced in a shorter time, validated by the nonexistence of secondary effects and the clinical improvement in almost all the newborns.

Palabras clave : respiratory diseases; homeopathy; newborn; primary health care.

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