solution for the perineum??

  1. hi...id like to know what kind of perineal care solutions are used after a svd..with a tear or an epi in US?? is there a common solution or individuals docs have their perferences and u guys have to follow accordingly...cos thats the practise in my hospital.


    thanks
    khine
    rn(singapore)
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  3. by   CEG
    Not a nurse yet, but after my daughter was born I had a second degree tear and I was given Baby Magic baby soap to mix with water in a peri bottle. Seemed to work pretty well and smelled great



    Quote from khine2mn80
    hi...id like to know what kind of perineal care solutions are used after a svd..with a tear or an epi in US?? is there a common solution or individuals docs have their perferences and u guys have to follow accordingly...cos thats the practise in my hospital.


    thanks
    khine
    rn(singapore)
  4. by   RPCV
    I am not a nurse yet either, but I am doula. Often a pad with some witchhazel on it can help speed the healing process too...
  5. by   Jolie
    Most use some type of liquid soap diluted in a peri-bottle. I've seen Phisoderm, baby wash, just about anything mild seems to work fine.
  6. by   dawngloves
    With my kiddos I had a peri bottle, witch hazel pads, and a sitz bath. Ahhhhh!!! Sitzzzz!!!!!! :chuckle
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    we use witch hazel pads and dermaplast spray for sore perineums and hemorrhoids.
  8. by   Littlewonder
    Dermoplast and Tucks are wonderful !!! I personally just recommend warm water from a peri-bottle then follow up with spray and tucks. Too much soap down there and you just dry things out. Besides, if you do use soap, you should rinse it off with plain water afterwards.

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