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Ostomy Wound Manage. 2007 Nov;53(11):49-54.

Honey and contemporary wound care: an overview.

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Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, UK. info@healthdirections.co.uk

Abstract

A growing body of research and empirical evidence have supported the re-discovery of medicinal grade honey as a wound management agent. Pre-clinical study results suggest that honey has therapeutic benefit; clinical study results have shown that honey effectively addresses exudate, inflammation, devitalized tissue, and infection. Honey-containing dressings and gels have been developed to facilitate the application of medicinal-grade honey to the wound. Clinical studies to compare the safety and effectiveness of these products to other moisture-retentive dressings and treatment modalities are warranted.

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18057446
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