The Effectiveness of Ambon Banana Hump Ointment for Acne Remedy among Adolescents


Arfianita Regina Putri, Seftina Lidiya Maharani,  Sayyid Nurrohim, Nurul Hidayah

 

Program Study of Diploma-III Nursing, Nursing Academy, Ngawi

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Acne vulgaris is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes spots and pimples, especially on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest, and upper arms. Acne caused by Propionibacterium bacterium. Ambon banana (Musa acuminata) hump composited of flavonoid, tannin, and saponin is expected to overcome acne in adolescents. This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of Ambon banana hump ointment in acne remedy among adolescents.

Subjects and Method: This was a quasi-experiment study with pre and posttest with control group design, from April to June 2019 study. This study was conducted in Mulyorejo Hamlet, Karang Tengah Village, Ngawi District, East Java. A total of 30 acne adolescents was selected for this study. Adolescents were given Ambon banana hump ointment with a concentration of 20%. It was applied to the zit area in the morning, afternoon, and evening for 14 consecutive days. Observation of acne remedy was carried out after 14 days. The data were analyzed using Chi Square.

Results: 95% of adolescents who used Ambon banana hump ointment routinely recovered from acne, while 70% of adolescents who did not used Ambon banana hump ointment routinely recovered from acne. Acne adolescents who used Ambon banana hump ointment routinely had the probability to recover 44 times as many as those who did not use routinely (OR= 44.3; p<0.001).

Conclusion: Routine application of Ambon banana hump ointment on zit area for 14 days is effective to recover from acne vulgaris in adolescents.

Keywords: acne, Ambon banana hump ointment, adolescent

Correspondence: Arfianita Regina Putri. Program Study of Diploma-III Nursing, Nursing Academy, Ngawi, East Java, Indonesia. Email: nurulridlo@gmail.com. Mobile: 085701339112.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the6thicph.05.08

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