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Glob Pediatr Health. 2016 Jul 4;3:2333794X16654851. doi: 10.1177/2333794X16654851. eCollection 2016.

The Effectiveness and Safety of a Homeopathic Medicinal Product in Pediatric Upper Respiratory Tract Infections With Fever: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

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1
International Institute for Integrated Medicine, Kingston, UK.
2
General Practitioner, Private Practice, Munich, Germany.
3
Bogomolets National Medical University, Kiev, Ukraine.
4
International Health Center of the Hague, The Hague, The Netherlands.
5
Acomed statistik, Leipzig, Germany.
6
Deutsche Homöopathie-Union, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Abstract

We investigated the clinical effectiveness of a homeopathic add-on therapy in a pediatric subpopulation with upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) in a randomized, controlled, multinational clinical trial. Patients received either on-demand symptomatic standard treatment (ST-group) or the same ST plus a homeopathic medication (Influcid; IFC-group) for 7 days. Outcome assessment was based on symptom and fever resolution and the Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptom Survey-21 (WURSS-21). A total of 261 pediatric (<12 years) patients (130 IFC-group; 131 ST-group) were recruited in Germany and the Ukraine. The IFC-group used less symptomatic medication, symptoms resolved significantly earlier (P = .0001), had higher proportions of fever-free children from day 3 onwards, and the WURSS-assessed global disease severity was significantly less (P < .0001) during the entire URTI episode. One adverse event (vomiting) was possibly related to IFC. IFC as add-on treatment in pediatric URTI reduced global disease severity, shortened symptom resolution, and was safe in use.

KEYWORDS:

Influcid®; fever; homeopathy; pediatrics; randomized controlled clinical trial; upper respiratory tract infections

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