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Honey as post-op dressing?

Discussion in 'Diabetic Foot & Wound Management' started by Heather J Bassett, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member


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    Honey is used in would management Can it be used after phenol nail surgery? Is there any info on this? Indications or contraindications? thanks hj
     
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  3. L G

    L G Welcome New Poster

    article out in wound journal

    hi


    there have been two recent published articles regarding honey as a post op nail surgery dressing. They can both be found on google and are both RCTs done by Podiatrists in the north east of England.
     
  4. George Brandy

    George Brandy Active Member

    I would be greatful to all those that advocate honey as a wound dressing to stress to their patients that the application used by health professionals is in sterile form.

    Very recently I had a patient with poor immune status-post facial cancer, post CVA (possibly Vioxx induced) and badly in need of podiatric surgery but can't face it due to everything else-try Mannuka honey bought in from a health food store on her badly needing surgery wound. The result was a raging infection needing antibiotic cover further eroding her immune status.

    Bless her for trying anything to resolve the problem but please, please all those that advocate honey mention the word sterile in their advice.

    Hils
     
  5. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    LG thanks for your input, my google skills do not seen to be to good, I can not find these articles. Found lots of adds!! Can you give me furter info/address to look up these studies sorry to troulbe you again regards hj
     
  6. L G

    L G Welcome New Poster

    studies

    hi

    McIntosh and Thomson
    Journal of Wound Care, Volume 15 Number 3 March 2006
    Honey dressing versus parafin tulle gras following toenail surgery

    Marshall, C. Queen, J. Manjooran, J. (2005) Honey vs. Iodine following toenail surgery, Wounds UK 1 (1) 10-18

    I was a member of the clinical teams in both trials.

    Marshall, C. (2002) The Use of Honey in Wound Care: A Review Article. British Journal of Podiatry, 5 (2) 47-49

    Hope this helps

    LG
     
  7. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    LG Thanks, found it this time. Congrats on your innovative trials. hj
     
  8. John Spina

    John Spina Active Member

    I have never used honey as a post op dressing medium.I guess it works by altering the pH of the wound but I am not sure..
     
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