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Effects of Aloe vera gel on breast fissures in breastfeeding women
Seyyedeh Hanieh Alamolhoda, Sedigheh AmirAliAkbari *, Alireza Akbarzadeh Baghban, Somayeh Esmaili
Lecturer, Department of Midwifery and Fertility Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , asa_akbari@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: Breast fissure is disorder during breastfeeding that causes cessation and failure of breastfeeding. With high prevalence of breast fissures, as well as the existence of evidence in favor of the application of Aloe vera gel as an anti-inflammatory herb, the purpose of this study is to determine the effect of Aloe vera on improving breast fissures. Materials and Methods: This study is conducted using a clinical trial method on 110 cases. Samples were divided randomly into two groups of 55 women. The women in both groups were homogeneous in obstetrics and demographic characteristics (P>0.05). The women in the Aloe vera gel group applied 0.5 ml of Aloe vera gel and control group applied 4 drops of their own milk on their nipple and areola after each feeding. Then, the two groups were studied on days 10 and 14 postpartum. For intensity of pain, the Visual Analogue Scale and to measure the severity of damage, Amir Scale was applied and the existence or lack of nipple discharge was also recorded. Results: The mean intensity of pain and nipple damage before treatment on day 10 and day 14 after delivery in the control group had a significant difference (P<0.001). In comparison of nipple discharge between the two groups before treatment on day 10 and day 14 after delivery, the case and control groups indicated a significant difference (P<0.001). Conclusion: According to the results of this study, it seems that Aloe vera gel can improve breast fissures.
Keywords: Breast fissures, Aloe vera gel, Visual Analog Scale, Amir Scale
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Medicine
Received: 2017 | Accepted: 2017 | Published: 2017
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Seyyedeh Hanieh Alamolhoda, Sedigheh AmirAliAkbari, Alireza Akbarzadeh Baghban, Somayeh Esmaili. Effects of Aloe vera gel on breast fissures in breastfeeding women. pajoohande. 2014; 19 (1) :13-17
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