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IJTRR. 2016; 5(2): 9-13

Effect of light therapy on episiotomy in post partum women

Eman Abd Elfatah mohamed, marwa Abdel Rahman Mohamed, Amal Fawzy Ahmed.

Background and aim: To determine the effect of light therapy (polarized polychromatic non coherent light) on episiotomy in postpartum women
Materials and methods: Thirty primiparous female in 1st 24 hours after vaginal delivery with mediolateralepisitomy, their age were ranged from (20-25) years and their body mass index (BMI) not exceeded 30 kg/m. All participants were free from perineal skin diseases, diabetes, hypertension and preeclampsia, they were randomly assigned into 2 equal groups, study group(A): they were treated with general perineal care {in form of debridement, local antimicrobial ointment and betadine applied on the wound surface as well as oral antibiotic and analgesics (morphine)}, in addition to Bioptron light therapy 15 minutes/session, one session /day for 5 consecutive days and control group (B): they were treated immediately after recovery from anesthesia with general perineal care as described for group (A).
Assessment of all subjects in both groups (A&B) was carried out before and after the treatment program using Present Pain Intensity (PPi) scale, level of white blood cells and standardized REEDA Scale
Results: There was a statistically highly significant decrease (P

Key words: Episiotomy, polarized polychromatic non-coherent light, wound healing.

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