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West Indian Med J. 2015 Sep;64(4):400-6. doi: 10.7727/wimj.2014.196. Epub 2015 Jun 30.

The Impact of Turmeric Cream on Healing of Caesarean Scar.

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1
Department of Health Services, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran. ghahraman48@yahoo.com.
2
Department of Midwifery, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.
3
Department of Pharmacology, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
4
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
5
Department of General Education, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.
6
Department of Midwifery, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran.
7
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study was to assess the impact of turmeric cream on the healing of Caesarean wound.

METHODS:

This study was done as a randomized double blind trial in three groups on women who had a Caesarean operation. The redness, oedema, ecchymosis, drainage, approximation (REEDA) scale was used to evaluate the wound healing process. The χ², analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey tests were used for statistical analysis.

RESULTS:

Seven days after the surgery, the averages of REEDA score in the intervention, placebo and control groups were respectively, 0.46, 0.88, and 1.17 (p < 0.001), while on day 14, it was 0.03, 0.22 and 0.36 (p < 0.001), showing a significant statistical difference. Similarly, there was a difference between the intervention and placebo groups in the amount of oedema on the 7th and 14th days after the surgery (respectively, p = 0.066 and p < 0.001). The observed difference between the intervention and control groups in the amount of oedema was statistically significant on the 7th and 14th days after the surgery (p < 0.001).

CONCLUSION:

Turmeric was effective in faster healing of wounds of Caesarean operation. The use of turmeric is suggested to reduce the complications of the wounds from Caesarean section.

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