Emergency C-section Left Horrible Scarring
Author: Wannie M.
Word Count: 107
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10456-OR
Scientific Studies: 3
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I had an emergency caesarean (C-section) after an 18-hour hard labor. The doctor did a 20-cm cut, which was to me very traumatic and horrifying. I had horrible scarring.
I only realized that I had been cut this big on my sixth day after the operation. I started rubbing the following essential oils twice daily on the scar site on day ten:
2 drops Rose
2 drops Helichrysum
3 drops Lavender
Starting from a "horror story" look, it got much better by week two. And now I am onto my third week after having the baby. There is still some bruising and bleeding inside, but it looks less scary now.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: operation, surgery, cesarean, episiotomy, postpartum, scars, scarred, scaring.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."||Link|
|2.||"[A] pulverized mixture of four herbs including Agrimonia Eupatoria (A), Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn (N), Boswellia Carteri (B) [Frankincense], and Pollen Typhae Angustifoliae (P)... was first described in Chinese canonical medicine about 2000 years ago for treatment of various trauma disorders, such as hemostasis [bleeding], anti-inflammatory, analgesia [pain], and wound healing, etc.... [W]e showed that local ANBP treatment not only significantly enhanced wound healing by relieving inflammation, increasing formation of granulation tissue, and accelerating re-epithelialization, but [it] also reduced scar formation by decreasing collagen production [and] protuberant height and volume of scars and [by] increasing collagen maturity.... [Results show that ANBP] promot[es] wound healing and alleviat[es] scar formation, which may be an effective therapy for human wounds at the earliest stage."||Link|
|3.||"[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."||Link|
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