A Comparative Clinical Trial on Leech Therapy and Unani Herbal Formulation on Atopic Eczema
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kotagasti Tabassum
Reader, National Institute of Unani Medicine
OBG, Herohalli cross, Magadi Road
Bangalore, 91 India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 5, 2014; Accepted date: August 27, 2014; Published date: September 3, 2014
Citation: Nasar KM, Arifuddin, Tabassum K, Yasmin (2014) A Comparative Clinical Trial on Leech Therapy and Unani Herbal Formulation on Atopic Eczema. J Clin Exp Dermatol Res 5:232. doi:10.4172/2155-9554.1000232
Copyright: © 2014 Mohammad Nasar et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Introduction: Nare Farsi (Atopic Eczema) is an inflammatory skin reaction characterized by itching, redness, scaling, cracking and oozing. constitutes a major proportion of all skin diseases and affects QoL. Regimental therapy plays an important role in skin diseases especially in Atopic Eczema. Material and
Methods: This trial was conducted to evaluate the effect of Leech therapy and Unani Herbal Formulation on Atopic Eczema in the Department of Moalijat (General Medicine), Govt. Nizamia Tibbi College, and Hyderabad during the year of 2005-2008. The study consisted of 4 years of age were included.were given Oral decoction of unani drug along with local application of leech in test group, whereas in comparative group oral and local unani herbal formulation were given for 4 weeks and followed up one month after trial.
Results: Results were assessed by using the Student‘t’ test and the two groups were compared regarding relief of symptoms by X2 test. The results showed a significant improvement in sign and symptoms both in the test group (p<0.01) and in the comparative group (p<0.05). Conclusion: Local application of leech on Nare farsi was found better in comparison to local application of unani herbal medicine.