Otitis media ( middle ear infection)

  • Clinical trial, with positive  findings, on 94 children treated for acute middle ear infection at a  paediatric clinic in the USA. Approximately half of the children were  randomly allocated to receive homeopathic ear drops; the others received  standard therapy. During a period of 5 days of treatment, symptom  scores tended to be lower in the group of children receiving ear drops  than in those receiving standard therapy. The rate of symptom  improvement was faster in children in the ear-drop group. PubMed Link
  • Clinical trial at a children’s clinic in  the USA, with positive findings, on 72 patients with acute middle ear  infection. Approximately half of the patients were randomly allocated to  receive homeopathy; the others received dummy medicine (placebo). They  did not know which treatment group they were in. In the first 3 days  after treatment began, there was better symptom improvement in patients  who received homeopathy than in those who received placebo. During a  period of 6 weeks after treatment, there were 20% fewer treatment  failures in patients who received homeopathy, though the difference was  not statistically significant. PubMed Link
  • Upper respiratory tract infections, including otitis media
    Systematic review of seventeen clinical trials, with positive conclusions PubMed Link
  • Upper respiratory tract infections, including otitis media
    Systematic review of six clinical trials, with cautiously positive conclusions PubMed Link