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Evaluation of a honey-impregnated tulle dressing in primary care.

Abstract

Honey has been used for its healing properties for centuries and has been used to dress wounds with favourable results. The emergence of antibiotic resistance and growing interest in "natural" or "complementary" therapies has led to an interest in honey dressings. Much of the research to date has been related to honey's antibacterial properties. However, the healing properties claimed for honey also include stimulating new tissue growth, moist wound healing, fluid handling and promoting epithelialization. Until recently, honey had not been developed as a wound management product and was not a certified pharmaceutical device. Activon Tulle is a sterile, non-adherent dressing impregnated with Leptospermum scoparium hone. The claimed properties of honey dressings would make this a valuable addition to the dressing currently available in the primary care setting. An evaluation was undertaken involving 20 patients with a variety of wounds. A conclusion is drawn that while further research is needed, medical grade honey does appear to be a valuable addition to the wound management formulary.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Worcestershire Primary Care Trusts and University College Worcester. Jackies_h@btopenworld.com

Source

British journal of community nursing Suppl: 2004 Jun pg S21-7

MeSH

Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Bandages
Burns
Chronic Disease
Community Health Nursing
Female
Honey
Humans
Leg Ulcer
Patient Satisfaction
Treatment Outcome
Wound Healing
Wounds and Injuries

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Evaluation Studies
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15269653

Citation

Stephen-Haynes, Jackie. "Evaluation of a Honey-impregnated Tulle Dressing in Primary Care." British Journal of Community Nursing, vol. Suppl, 2004, pp. S21-7.
Stephen-Haynes J. Evaluation of a honey-impregnated tulle dressing in primary care. Br J Community Nurs. 2004;Suppl:S21-7.
Stephen-Haynes, J. (2004). Evaluation of a honey-impregnated tulle dressing in primary care. British Journal of Community Nursing, Suppl, pp. S21-7.
Stephen-Haynes J. Evaluation of a Honey-impregnated Tulle Dressing in Primary Care. Br J Community Nurs. 2004;Suppl:S21-7. PubMed PMID: 15269653.
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