with 174 participants tested a fixed homeopathic treatment plan for plantar warts (warts on the soles of the feet).
The trial involved a 6-week course of treatment consisting of one tube of
30c weekly, five pellets of
7c daily, and one tube of
7c daily. The results of this complex protocol were not encouraging: at the end of the treatment period and the post-treatment follow-up, homeopathic treatment of plantar warts had not proved itself any more effective than placebo.
Another double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with a negative outcome enrolled 70 children with warts on the backs of their hands.
These children were assessed according to classical homeopathy for assignment to one of 10 preselected remedies. Each participant was then randomly treated with either the remedy indicated by the assessment, or placebo. Once more, the results were disappointing.
, there are many possible homeopathic treatments for warts, to be chosen based on various specific details of the person seeking treatment.
People who can be described as romantic, gluttonous, sleepy, weary, peevish, and sulky and who have horny warts on the hands and feet or flat warts fit the
Those who have cold hands, feet, knees, and head; whose hands are clammy; and who sweat on the top of the head at night, fit the picture for
. It is often used for babies and children.
to treat large jagged warts that bleed when washed and
to treat warts that are large, seedy, and pedunculated (meaning they have a stalk at the base).
If you are a responsible, reserved person with hot, moist palms but skin that is drying and cracking around the nail beds; who does not like direct prolonged exposure to the sun; who suffers from headaches; and who has skin conditions, like warts or other skin conditions, like fever blisters or eczema,
might be the right classical remedy for you.
(the ink from a cuttlefish) is a remedy used for many skin conditions. The skin of a patient needing
is described as blotchy, dry, rough, and cracked or crusty, and pigmented with freckles, moles, sun spots, and age spots. The warts of a patient who could use
may, over time, have also developed pigmentation.
The warts of a patient who may fit the picture for
are said to look like figs or cauliflowers on stalks. Itching is another characteristic of the skin symptoms indicating this remedy.
The homeopathic indications for
go on for pages. Among its many other uses,
is traditionally used to treat skin symptoms, including warts. The skin of a patient who might respond well to
is typically dry, warm, and red. Unfortunately, this remedy also has a reputation for aggravating the skin symptoms of some people.
Finally, if you have warts located on the tips of your fingers or nose,
might be appropriate. The warts described for this remedy are large and jagged and bleed easily.
For a thorough explanation of homeopathy, including dilution of therapies, see the
Labrecque M, Audet D, Latulippe LG, Drouin J. Homeopathic treatment of warts.
Kainz JT, Kozel G, Haidvoge M, Smolle J. Homeopathic versus placebo therapy of children with warts on the hands: a randomized double-blind clinical trial.
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