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Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery 2015, __VOLUME_4_(_3_ISSUE__): 11-19 Back to browse issues page
Comparison evaluation of Curcumin(Curcuma longa extract)with the application of expressed breast milk in the treatment of nipple cracks in lactating primiparous women: A randomized clinical trial
Shaghayegh Sheinizadeh-Emadi *, Parvin Ehsani, Sedigheh Dahanzadeh, Mohammadhasan Haghighizadeh
Educator Islamic Azad University,Ahvaz,Iran. , sheini90393@iauahvaz.ac.ir
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Background and aim: Nipple cracks are common problems in during lactation and remain the major reason for failing to establish successful breastfeeding. Curcuma longa is one of the oldest drug plants that have healing effect on wound. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of hydroalcoholic extract of curcumin in the treatment of nipple cracks in lactating primiparous women and comparison with the application of expressed breast-milk. Methods: A randomized clinical study was performed randomly on primiparus women referred to health center in west of Ahvaz in 2013. 88 lactating women infected to nipple crack were divided in two groups (treatment to curcumin and leaving drops of breast milk. In order to monitor the improvement and wound healing and side complications of curcumin, women are evaluated by Storr score in before study, and were followed at 3th and 7th days after beginning the treatment. Results: There was no a significant difference between two groups in pretreatment day and 7th day after study. Mean of Storr score in group with treatment by hydroalcoholic extract of curcumin was 0.761±0.267 versus 1.23±0.426 in the other group and there was a significant difference between them in 3th day (P=0.001). Moreover, difference of pretreatment, and the 3th day and 7th day of initiation of treatment was significant in both two studied groups (P<0/05). Conclusion: Both hydroalcoholic extract of curcumin and expressed breast-milk are effective in nipple cracks healing, but curcumin due to its low complications, antimicrobial activity, and rapid and short-term healing suggests for treatment of nipple cracks.
Keywords: Nipple cracks, Curcumin, Breast-milk
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/01/30 | Accepted: 2015/05/9 | Published: 2015/05/26
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Sheinizadeh-Emadi S, Ehsani P, Dahanzadeh S, Haghighizadeh M. Comparison evaluation of Curcumin(Curcuma longa extract)with the application of expressed breast milk in the treatment of nipple cracks in lactating primiparous women: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery. 2015; 4 (2) :11-19
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