Homeopathy in acute otitis media in children: treatment effect or spontaneous resolution?

@article{Frei2001HomeopathyIA,
  title={Homeopathy in acute otitis media in children: treatment effect or spontaneous resolution?},
  author={H. Frei and A. Thurneysen},
  journal={The British homoeopathic journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={
          180-2
        }
}
The conventional antibiotic treatment of acute otitis media (AOM) faces a number of problems, including antibiotic resistance. Homeopathy has been shown to be capable of treating AOM successfully. As AOM has a high rate of spontaneous resolution, a trial to prove any treatment-effect has to demonstrate very fast resolution of symptoms. The purpose of this study was to find out how many children with AOM are relieved of pain within 12 h after the beginning of homeopathic treatment, making… Expand

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