A randomized, double-blind study was published in the journal Pediatrics (1994;93(5):719-725). It compared a homeopathic treatment to a placebo in 81 Nicaraguan children with acute childhood diarrhea. The children, aged six months to five years, were given an individualized homeopathic remedy along with standard treatment to help them to rehydrate.
The children receiving the homeopathic remedy were given a standard homeopathic examination. A detailed medical history was taken and the data was analyzed with a homeopathic computer program (RADAR), giving each child in the treatment group a custom remedy. Each child was given a single homeopathic remedy. The group receiving the homeopathic remedy had a significantly decrease in the duration of diarrhea.