The effect of Aloe vera gel and sweet almond oil on striae gravidarum in nulliparous women

Hajhashemi, Maryam and Rafieian, Mahmoud and Rouhi Boroujeni, Hojjat Allah and Miraj, Sepideh and Memarian, Shadman and Keivani, Atefeh and Haghollahi, Fedyeh (2018) The effect of Aloe vera gel and sweet almond oil on striae gravidarum in nulliparous women. JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, 31 (13).

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Abstract

Background and objective: Striae are linear depressions of the skin and causes psychological and sexual problems in person. Different methods are used to prevent and treat them but there is no definitive method. We compared the effect of Aloe vera gel and sweet almond oil on striae gravidarum.Materials and methods: In this double-blind clinical trial, 160 nulliparous women were enrolled and randomly divided into three case groups and one control group. The four groups were given 700g Aloe vera, sweet almond oil, and base cream to use topically on the abdominal skin and forth group don't receive any medication as control group in five steps, they were examined study's variables (itching, erythema, and spread of striae) using statistical tests in SPSS.Result: The findings showed that Aloe vera and sweet almond oil creams are more effective than the base cream and the control group to decrease itching and erythema and to prevent the spread of striae on the surface of abdomen (p<.05); however, all three creams had a similar effect on the diameter and the number of striae (p>.05).Conclusions:Aloe vera and sweet almond oil creams reduce the itching of striae and prevent their progression.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Striae, Aloe vera, sweet almond oil
Subjects: WK Endocrine System
WP Gynecology
QV pharmacology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email zamani.m@skums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 09:27
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2019 05:50
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7271

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