The effect of chamomilla cream on pain of episiotomy in primiparous women

Azhari, S.; Aradmehr, M.; Rakhshandeh, H.; Tara, F.; Shakeri, M.
June 2014
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p127
Academic Journal
Introduction: Episiotomy is a surgical incision of the perineum. Perineal pain is the most common complaint after episiotomy in mothers.Chamomile is in the traditional herbal medicine as a Analgesic. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of chamomilla cream on pain of episiotomy. Materials and Methods: This triple blind clinical trial was accomplished onl 14 qualified primiparous women, who were candidate for normal vaginal delivery in OmmulBanin hospital Mashhad in 1392.sampling was convenient and women were randomly divided into two groups intervention (chamomile) and control (placebo). Mothers used 0.5mg of prescribed creams (chamomile or placebo), on the stitches site twice daily for 10 days after delivery. Short McGill pain questionnaire was complete by mother in the 2 hours and 12 hours after episiotomy repair and in the first, seventh, tenth and fourteenth days after delivery.Data were analyzed with SPSS software version 16, Mann-Whitney tests, t, chi-square and Fisher exact. Results: Episiotomy pain was not significantly different between the groups, in the 2 hours and 12 hours after episiotomy repair and in the first day after delivery. While the amount of pain were significantly different between the two groups in the seventh (p=0.039), tenth (p=0.047) and fourteenth days after delivery (p=0.039). The mean pain score was at the 7th day 11.360±5.045, at the 10th day 7.160±4.102 and at the 14th day postpartum 4.444±3.431 for the Chamomile group and at the 7th day 13.880±6.844, at the 10th day 8.960±4.819 and at the 14th day postpartum 7.318±4.291 for the placebo group Conclusion: Chamomile cream can be prescribed for Reduction of pain episiotomy.


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