Year 2020, Volume 5 , Issue 2, Pages 23 - 26 2020-08-01

Could Homeopathy Be a Hope in the Treatment of Smell and Taste Loss in Patients with COVID-19?
COVID-19 Tanılı Olgulardaki Koku ve Tat Kaybının Tedavisinde Homeopati Bir Umut Olabilir mi?

Ulaş Serkan TOPALOĞLU [1] , Onur TATAR [2] , Ali SAZ [3] , Mustafa Öner KÜÇÜK [4] , Abdullah GÜR [5] , Esma EREN [6]


We aimed to reveal the clinical follow-up of three patients that we applied homeopathy in order to improve the loss of taste and smell that affects the quality of life in patients with COVID-19 infection. Homeopathy was applied for loss of smell and taste based on information from three male patients aged 27, 52 and 53, respectively. Dramatic improvements were noted in patients. While conventional standard treatments of all three patients are being continued, homeopathy accompanied by or afterwards showed that the loss of smell and taste disappeared completely according to the visual analog scale assessment. In Covid-19 pandemic, which can be followed by loss of smell and taste, it was aimed to raise awareness with patients on homeopathy to ensure that patients can return to normal life quickly. However, further research is needed in the broader struggle with Covid-19, which "spoils the taste", with extensive cohort studies.
COVID-19 enfeksiyonlu olgularda hastaların hayat kalitesini ciddi anlamda etkileyen tat ve koku kaybının bir an önce düzelmesi için homeopati uygulaması yaptığımız üç hastanın klinik takibini ortaya koymayı amaçladık. Yaşları sırasıyla 27, 52 ve 53 olan üç erkek hastadan alınan bilgilere dayalı olarak koku ve tat kayıplarına yönelik olarak homeopati uygulanmıştır. Verilen tedaviler sonrası hastalarda dramatik düzelmelerin olduğu kaydedilmiştir. Her üç hastanın konvansiyonel standart tedavilerine devam edilirken, beraberinde veya sonrasında yapılan homeopati ile koku ve tat kayıplarının tama yakın düzeldikleri görsel analog ölçek değerlendirmesine göre gösterilmiştir. Koku ve tat kaybı bulgularıyla seyredebilen COVID-19 pandemisinde, hastaların hızla normal yaşama dönebilmelerini sağlamak için homeopati ile tedavi üzerine olgularla bir farkındalık oluşturulmak istenmiştir. Bu olgu serisi, bu konuda fikir sunmak üzere kaleme alınmıştır. Ancak “ağızların tadını kaçıran” COVID-19 ile daha kapsamlı mücadelede, geniş kapsamlı kohort çalışmalarıyla ileri araştırmalara ihtiyaç vardır.
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Primary Language tr
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Olgu Sunumu
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-6625-7763
Author: Ulaş Serkan TOPALOĞLU (Primary Author)
Institution: Kayseri City Hospital
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-1995-160X
Author: Onur TATAR
Institution: Kayseri Şehir Hastanesi
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-9863-5183
Author: Ali SAZ
Institution: Kayseri Şehir Hastanesi
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-9670-8879
Author: Mustafa Öner KÜÇÜK
Institution: Kayseri Şehir Hastanesi
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-5593-9523
Author: Abdullah GÜR
Institution: Kayseri Şehir Hastanesi
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-2712-9694
Author: Esma EREN
Institution: Kayseri Şehir Hastanesi
Country: Turkey


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Publication Date : August 1, 2020

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APA Topaloğlu, U , Tatar, O , Saz, A , Küçük, M , Gür, A , Eren, E . (2020). COVID-19 Tanılı Olgulardaki Koku ve Tat Kaybının Tedavisinde Homeopati Bir Umut Olabilir mi? . Journal of Anatolian Medical Research , 5 (2) , 23-26 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jamer/issue/56275/777244
MLA Topaloğlu, U , Tatar, O , Saz, A , Küçük, M , Gür, A , Eren, E . "COVID-19 Tanılı Olgulardaki Koku ve Tat Kaybının Tedavisinde Homeopati Bir Umut Olabilir mi?" . Journal of Anatolian Medical Research 5 (2020 ): 23-26 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jamer/issue/56275/777244>
Chicago Topaloğlu, U , Tatar, O , Saz, A , Küçük, M , Gür, A , Eren, E . "COVID-19 Tanılı Olgulardaki Koku ve Tat Kaybının Tedavisinde Homeopati Bir Umut Olabilir mi?". Journal of Anatolian Medical Research 5 (2020 ): 23-26
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ISNAD Topaloğlu, Ulaş Serkan , Tatar, Onur , Saz, Ali , Küçük, Mustafa Öner , Gür, Abdullah , Eren, Esma . "COVID-19 Tanılı Olgulardaki Koku ve Tat Kaybının Tedavisinde Homeopati Bir Umut Olabilir mi?". Journal of Anatolian Medical Research 5 / 2 (August 2020): 23-26 .
AMA Topaloğlu U , Tatar O , Saz A , Küçük M , Gür A , Eren E . COVID-19 Tanılı Olgulardaki Koku ve Tat Kaybının Tedavisinde Homeopati Bir Umut Olabilir mi?. JAMER. 2020; 5(2): 23-26.
Vancouver Topaloğlu U , Tatar O , Saz A , Küçük M , Gür A , Eren E . COVID-19 Tanılı Olgulardaki Koku ve Tat Kaybının Tedavisinde Homeopati Bir Umut Olabilir mi?. Journal of Anatolian Medical Research. 2020; 5(2): 23-26.