Year: 2019 | Month: January | Volume: 9 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 316-320
Homoeopathy an Alternative Therapy for Dermatophyte Infections
Piyu Amit Uttamchandani1, Aditya Dilipkumar Patil2
1Director, Holistic Homoeopathic Center and Smart Clinic, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
2Department of Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be) University, Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Pune -43, Maharashtra, India.
Corresponding Author: Piyu Amit Uttamchandani
Dermatophytosis a disease of aerobic fungal organism affecting keratinized tissues such as the epidermis, hair and nails, has globally affected the tropical region. Clinical manifestation of these fungal infections can be confirmed by its appearance and lesions affecting throughout the various site of the host. First line of therapy has always been a topical agent; while in resistance of the topical agents next preferred treatment are the oral therapies of antifungal agents (Ketoconazole, Terbinafine, Fluconazole and Itraconazole). However complementary and alternative therapy has also shown the significant results in control of growth of these dermatophytes. Homeopathy has always been a safe and cost effective treatment in cases of dermatophyte infections. In the present case studies homeopathic medicine Rhus toxicodendron (30C, 200C), Arsenic album 30C and Apis mellifica (30C, 200C) had shown the antifungal activity against the dermatophytes infection. The results confirmed in this case report study needs to be extrapolated on phase 1 clinical trial with more considerable evidence and understanding the mechanism of action of ultra-diluted medicines.
Key words: Antifungal, Dermatophytes, Homoeopathy.