Homoeopathic treatment for chronic cough – a multicentric, prospective, exploratory trial

Authors

  • Harleen Kaur
  • Lex Rutten
  • Shalini Rao
  • Anurag Bajpai
  • Chetna Deep Lamba
  • Jyoti Sachdeva
  • Vinitha ER
  • Sonia Raizada
  • Rompicherla GR Kiranmayee
  • Bodankar Rajashekhar
  • Chittarajan Kundu
  • Vaishali Shinde
  • Sujata Choudhury
  • Amulya Ratna Sahoo
  • Ratan Chandra Shil
  • Abhijit Chakma Regional Research Institute for Homeopathy, Tripura, India
  • Nidhi Mahajan
  • Alok Mishra Dr. Anjali Chatterji Regional Research Institute of Homeopathy, Kolkata, India
  • Anil Khurana
  • Praveen Oberai
  • Raj K. Manchanda

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51910/ijhdr.v23icf.1304

Keywords:

cough, Homoeopathy, UACS, Asthma, GERD

Abstract

Context

Cough is a major symptom of respiratory and some non-respiratory ailments for which patients usually seek primary medical care. Homoeopathy is frequently used for treatment of chronic cough.

Objective

This study aims to assess whether homoeopathy is useful for treating chronic cough resulting from Upper airway cough syndrome (UACS), Asthma and related syndromes, or Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Study Design  

A multi‑centre, exploratory, prospective trial.

Study setting

The study was conducted in the outpatient departments of 10 centres of CCRH, India from May 2018 – June 2020.

Patients

Patients of any gender, between 7-65 years of age, presenting with cough lasting >8 weeks, were enrolled.

Main Outcome Measure(s)

Cough Severity Index (CSI) and EQ-5D-5L scales were used to analyse the outcomes.

Results

Out of 2397 patients screened only 706 cases, with minimum four follow ups were analysed, on modified Intention to Treat (mITT) basis. CSI and EQ-5D-5L scores were used to analyse the outcomes of the study. The mean of the CSI score at baseline was 19.09 whereas it reduced to 3.89 in the eighth follow-up with p value <0.01. The mean of the EQ-5D-5L score at baseline was 50.59 which increased to 73.79 in the last follow-up, with p-value<0.05. Phosphorus, Arsenic album, Pulsatilla, Sulphur, Lycopodium and Silica were found to be the most frequently prescribed medicines.

Author Biographies

Abhijit Chakma, Regional Research Institute for Homeopathy, Tripura, India

Regional Research Institute for Homeopathy, Tripura, India

Alok Mishra, Dr. Anjali Chatterji Regional Research Institute of Homeopathy, Kolkata, India

Dr. Anjali Chatterji Regional Research Institute of Homeopathy, Kolkata, India

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Published

2024-05-18

How to Cite

Kaur, H., Rutten, L., Rao, S., Bajpai, A., Lamba, C. D., Sachdeva, J., ER, V., Raizada, S., Kiranmayee, R. G., Rajashekhar, B., Kundu, C., Shinde, V., Choudhury, S., Sahoo, A. R., Shil, R. C., Chakma, A., Mahajan, N., Mishra, A., Khurana, A., Oberai, P., & Manchanda, R. K. (2024). Homoeopathic treatment for chronic cough – a multicentric, prospective, exploratory trial . International Journal of High Dilution Research - ISSN 1982-6206, 23(cf), 146–160. https://doi.org/10.51910/ijhdr.v23icf.1304

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Clinical Research

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