Sesame oil for prevention and management of stretch marks during pregnancy
Striae gravidarum, or stretch marks, commonly occur during pregnancy.1 These atrophic linear scars initially present as flat, pink-to-red bands, known as striae rubra or immature striae that may become raised, longer, wider, and violet-red. Eventually, the marks grow faint and become hypopigmented, called as striae alba or mature striae, appearing as scar-like, wrinkled, white, and atrophic marks. There may be associated itching, burning, and discomfort.2Sesame oil, or Sesamum indicum, is a pote...
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