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Effect of chlorhexidine gluconate solution on healing process in care of episiotomy wound


Purpose: Determination of the effect of chlorhexidine gluconate (CG) solution (containing 70% alcohol) on the process of episiotomy wound healing. Materials and Methods: This is a semi-experimentally designed study with pre-test post-test control group. In the research, after the episiotomy intervention 45 puerperal, those were treated with routine hospital care formed the control group, the other 45 puerperal who were treated with Serum Physiological (SP) solution formed the 1st group and the remaining 45 puerperal who were treated with CG solution formed the 2nd treatment group. Results: When the REEDA scale of the puerperals are evaluated; The wound care with the CG solution was more effective in terms of reduction of the redness, edema, ecchymosis, and drainage in the episiotomy area and in the closure of the wound edges. Statistically lower levels of pain complaints were found in the patients who used CG solution in episiotomy treatment compared to those who received routine care and SP solution. In episiotomy treatment, the CG solution appeared to be an effective and promoting product for wound healing. Conclusion: We concluded that CG solution is an effective wound care product, which contributes to wound healing in patients with episiotomy.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Cukurova Medical Journal
  • Yıl : 2020
  • DOI : 10.17826/cumj.694074
  • Cilt : 45
  • ISSN : 2602-3032
  • Sayı : 3
  • eISSN : 2602-3040
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 891-898
  • IO Kayıt No : 118441
  • Yayıncı : Çukurova Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi