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Wien Klin Wochenschr. 1992;104(2):42-4.

[Attempt of preventive treatment of striae gravidarum using preventive massage ointment administration].

[Article in German]

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Gynäkologische und geburtshilfliche Abteilung, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung Wien.


Striae distensae are an appreciable cosmetic problem for many pregnant women. Preventive application of a water/oil massage cream was tested in a group of 24 gravidae (control group: 26 patients). In the untreated control group striae distensae were observed in two-thirds of the patients, whereas the prophylactically-treated gravidae showed development of striae in only one third of the group given the test preparation. Better results were obtained in women with a favourable constitutional predisposition than in patients with a tendency to overweight. The massage cream was well tolerated by all gravidae.

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