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DD Split her perineum! Advise to help heal it?

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Getthekettleon Tue 19-Aug-08 16:08:09

DD fell today and split along her perineum! Took her to A & E and they said it should heal by itself as the muscles will help push the wound together. We have to get it clean and so on but was wondering if anyone had any advise on creams or remeady's to help heal her quicker?

Many thanks!

Christie Tue 19-Aug-08 16:13:32

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Doodle2U Tue 19-Aug-08 16:15:00

Split mine during child birth - warm salt water baths did the trick in no time. I thought salt water would sting like hell but it didn't - not at all.

iheartginashoes Tue 19-Aug-08 16:15:08

Arnica might help with bruising?

Poor dd

TenaciousG Tue 19-Aug-08 16:15:50

oh no, your poor little dd.

Would all the stuff for healing perineums after birth help at all? eg lots of baths with sea salt and lavender oil? maybe some arnica/calendula capsules?

mellyonion Tue 19-Aug-08 16:18:25

ouch ouch OUCH!
poor love...how old is she? how is she feeling?

when i had a tear after childbirth, i was told to use "badaes" bubble bath as it contained horse chesnut which apparently promotes healing....nice, but damn expensive!

i also used witch hazel kept in the fridge put on a pad in my nether regions...maybe that would help to soothe?

i'm guessing that lots of tlc and sympathy will be heaped on her by anyone who knows what she must feel like! hoe she's feeling ok soon.

kormachameleon Tue 19-Aug-08 16:24:20

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LadyThompson Tue 19-Aug-08 16:41:24

What about those cooling gel pads that you can put in your knickers after you've had stitches? You can get them from supermarkets, usually, or Boots. I am so sorry for her.

Getthekettleon Tue 19-Aug-08 16:55:56

She's OK thanks. I think I'm more upset than her, it looks so sore! She is 3yrs.4months old. We dont know exactly what happended! She was jumping around with her playfriend and was on the sofa and kinda fell a bit then started really crying and that's when we saw the blood!! I was thinking the psot childbirth treatments might help but as I had two CS's I'm not in the know on healing down there! I'll defo try seasalt in her bath and was thinking that Calendula might help too! She has just woken up from a big sleep and seems on great form!

Many thanks!

mellyonion Tue 19-Aug-08 17:01:45

if she's not suffering, i would leave well alone....she'll be very sensitive to any cream down there i would have thought anway.....i bet the bruisng will be sore in a day or two....how about rubber ring to sit on! hope you're feeling better soon too! x

lilymolly Tue 19-Aug-08 17:02:11

oh how sad bless her little cotton socks.

Agree salt baths or tea tree oil
Arnica
be very careful that she does not get an infection.
Signs would include a nasty smell and discharge.

Pour water on her bits as she has a wee may help prevent any stinging.

Oh I really feel her pain. post episiotomy pain was awful and I got an infection so felt worse.

Really hope she is ok x

Tatties Tue 19-Aug-08 17:07:12

The poor thing! And poor you! FWIW, something similar happened to me when I was about 4yo, I remember being upset by the bleeding, but don't remember any special treatments and I think it healed quickly.

Buda Tue 19-Aug-08 17:15:47

Poor thing - I am wincing just thinking about it!

After having DS (and stitches) I had baths every night with tea-tree and lavender oils in. Seemed to help. The tea tree is particularly great for warding off infection.

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