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Stretch Marks: Efficacy of Herbal Remedies (Cocoa & Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Calendula Oils) and Student Survey Download PDF


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  1. College of Pharmacy, Howard University, Washington, DC.
Abstract

The study sought to assess the efficacy of herbal remedies for treating stretch marks by conducting a comprehensive literature review and administering a survey to gauge the knowledge and opinions of pharmacy students. This initiative aimed to bridge existing gaps in understanding and perceptions surrounding stretch marks and available treatment modalities. The survey was conducted among 40 first-year pharmacy students and comprised two sets of questions and demographic data: knowledge-based and opinion-based. Descriptive statistical analysis and Chi-square tests were performed using SPSS software were conducted to determine statistical significance. Among the participants, 75% were female with 90% of them within the age range of 18 to 30 years. The knowledge-based survey revealed a solid understanding of aspects related to stretch marks among participants. Almost all (97%) of respondents correctly identified that stretch marks usually appear on the skin due to rapid weight changes. Eighty percent correctly acknowledged stretch marks as a type of scar, while two-thirds answered affirmatively regarding their potential to cause irritation and itching. Misconceptions were identified, such as respondents incorrectly believing that stretch marks are exclusively formed through pregnancy. In the opinion-based survey, participants expressed varying viewpoints on stretch marks and herbal treatments. Statistical analysis revealed several significant correlations between demographic factors and participants' understanding of stretch marks. The survey findings provide valuable insights into stretch mark management and students' perceptions of herbal remedies. Overall, the study underscores the significance of further research and targeted educational initiatives in dermatological conditions like stretch marks.

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Montague T, Liggins A, Hailemeskel B. Stretch Marks: Efficacy of Herbal Remedies (Cocoa & Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Calendula Oils) and Student Survey. Pharmacophore. 2024;15(2):25-31. https://doi.org/10.51847/DmJ64eAX3o
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Montague, T., Liggins, A., & Hailemeskel, B. (2024). Stretch Marks: Efficacy of Herbal Remedies (Cocoa & Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Calendula Oils) and Student Survey. Pharmacophore, 15(2), 25-31. https://doi.org/10.51847/DmJ64eAX3o

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