Some tips and ways to treat surgical scars that you can do at home are as follows:
1. Keep the wound clean. This caesarean section scar is basically no different from other surgical scars. The most important thing in a fast surgical wound healing process is to keep the wound from bacteria that can cause infection. Maintaining the cleanliness of this surgical scar is a very important way. Like when you finish bathing, you can clean the surgical scar using an antiseptic and antibiotic that has been recommended by the doctor. When you clean the surgical wound, you should use a cotton swab or cotton ball. Make sure your hands are clean beforehand. It is better not to wrap the scar too tightly, as this can cause irritation.
2. Use clothes that are loose and also comfortable. As has been said before, you are required to use a bandage that is not too tight so that the scar does not get irritated. This also applies when you are choosing clothes. If you are used to wearing tight clothes, you should replace them with clothes that are a little loose for some time. The types of clothes that are a little loose that you should use include underwear, t-shirts, pajamas, pants or skirts. Baby dolls and also negligee are quite loose clothing that is recommended.
3. Do light exercise. Moderate exercise such as walking can help in the healing process. Moderate exercise can also prevent constipation and blood clots. Apart from that, this can also make blood circulation in the body increase. Exercise can also increase the immune system and help prevent pneumonia or general health problems caused by cesarean section. Make it a habit to take a leisurely walk around the complex in the morning for about 15 minutes.
4. Routine care of using food. In addition to treating wounds from the outside, you should also pay attention to the treatment of surgical scars directly from the inside by consuming healthy foods that contain lots of nutrients and balanced nutrition. Eat foods that contain vitamin A, vitamin C and whole grains in cereals and whole wheat bread for breakfast. For the lunch menu you can consume foods that contain lots of protein and beta carotene. In addition, the mandatory foods for consumption by women who are undergoing healing are protein, minerals, zinc, and vitamins.