The effect of Achillea millefolium and Hypericum perforatum ointments on episiotomy wound healing in primiparous women

Hajhashemi, Maryam and Hajhashemi, Maryam and Ghanbari, Zinat and Rafieian, Mahmoud and Movahedi, Minoo and Keivani, Atefeh and Haghollahi, Fedyeh (2018) The effect of Achillea millefolium and Hypericum perforatum ointments on episiotomy wound healing in primiparous women. JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, 31 (1).

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Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of Achillea millefolium and Hypericum perforatum ointments on episiotomy wound healing in primiparous women.Materials and methods: This is a double-blind clinical trial study performed on 140 primiparous women. They were randomly divided into four groups, each group containing 35 women: 2control groups including nonintervention and placebo ointment; and 2 case groups including Hypericum perforatum ointment and Achillea millefolium ointment. Healing process was assessed by five specifications: redness, ecchymosis, edema, discharge and wound dehiscence on 7th, 10th, and 14th days after delivery; pain level was assessed by means of visual analog scale.Results: There was significant difference between groups in perineal pain level at 7th, 10th and 14th days postpartum, redness and edema at 7th and 10th days postpartum and ecchymosis at 7th day postpartum; the pain level, redness, edema and ecchymosis in groups who consume Hypericum perforatum and Achillea millefolium ointments were less than the control groups (p<0.05). But, discharge and dehiscence incidence showed no significant difference between groups (p>0.05).Conclusions:Achillea millefolium and Hypericum perforatum ointments reduce perineal pain level, redness, edema and ecchymosis of episiotomy wound, so it seems that consuming them was useful for episiotomy treatment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Achillea millefolium, Hypericum perforatum, episiotomy, primiparous
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
WP Gynecology
QV pharmacology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email zamani.m@skums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2018 09:45
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2018 09:45
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7243

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