The Impact of Turmeric Cream on Healing of Caesarean Scar

Author(s): 
Mahmudi G1
Nikpour M2
Azadbackt M3
Zanjani R4
Jahani MA5
Aghamohammadi A6
Jannati Y7
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.

URL: 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=The+Impact+of+Turmeric+Cream+on+Healing+of+Caesarean+Scar

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