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Drug resistance can be avoided through homeopathy: Experts

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Expressing concern over the excessive use of antibiotics in allopathy, which in drug resistance, health experts Saturday said that homeopathy can do away with this menace.

"These days allopathic doctors are using thousands of antibiotics to treat very simple diseases. And due to over use of antibiotics, when some big health problems happen medicines don't work on patients," doctor R.K. Manchanda, director general of the Central Council of Research in Homeopathy told IANS on the sidelines of the National Homeopathic Conference here.

Manchanda said antibiotics are mainly misused to treat allergy-related diseases such as asthma, skin inflammations and atopic dermatitis, which occur very often.

"In homeopathy there are around 200 medicines for a single disease. If standard practices are followed, then people can avoid side effects," he said.

He added that chronic diseases such as cancer and even Ebola can be treated through these medicines.

Pankaj Aggarwal, who has over 25 years experience in this field, said that allopathy treatment of allergy-related diseases has lots of side effects as patients need to take preventive measures all though their life.

First Published: Sat, September 13 2014. 21:14 IST