Comparative Analysis of the Therapeutic Effect of Disinfectant and Non-disinfectant on the Separation of the Labia Minora in Infants
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Labial adhesion



Submitted : 2021-10-31
Accepted : 2021-11-15
Published : 2021-11-30


Objective: To compare the effects of the use and non-use of a disinfectant on the outcomes of separation of the labia minora in infants. Methods: The patients were randomly divided into an experimental group with 24 cases and a control group with 25 cases. In the control group, 1% iodophor was used to clean and disinfect the large and small labia and the surrounding skin, while normal saline was used in the experimental group. Other procedures such as the surgery and nursing method were the same in both groups. Results: There were no symptoms of urinary tract infection such as redness of the vulva, swelling, pain, and abnormal urination in the test group and control group after three days of follow-up, and no recurrence was seen at one month of follow-up. There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups (P > 0.05). Conclusion: Use or non-use of a disinfectant to clean the urethral opening before separation of the labia minora has no significant effect on the outcomes, and does not cause postoperative urinary tract infection symptoms. Moreover, non-use of a disinfectant can prevent local irritation and reduce the economic burden on the patients.


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