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Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 1992 Nov;32(4):381-4.

Topical application of honey in treatment of abdominal wound disruption.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathiobodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Abstract

The usefulness of honey application as an alternative method of managing abdominal wound disruption was assessed. Fifteen patients whose wound disrupted after Caesarean section were treated with honey application and wound approximation by micropore tape instead of the traditional method of wound dressing with subsequent resuturing. We achieved excellent results in all the cases with complete healing within 2 weeks. Honey application is inexpensive, effective and avoids the need to resuture which also requires general anaesthesia.

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