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Honey-based dressings and wound care: an option for care in the United States.

Abstract

Honey-based wound dressings have been used worldwide since ancient times. A honey product received US Federal Drug Administration approval in 2007, making this dressing an option for wound care. Honey has been found to exert anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects without antibiotic resistance, promote moist wound healing, and facilitate debridement. However, it may cause a stinging pain. As is true of any wound dressing, its use must be carefully selected and monitored. Continued research is needed to add to its evidence base. This article provides a summary of the current evidence base for the use of honey and a review of its therapeutic effects and discusses implications for WOC nursing practice.

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    College of Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA. bpieper@comcast.net

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    MeSH

    Anti-Bacterial Agents
    Bacterial Infections
    Bandages
    Evidence-Based Medicine
    Honey
    Humans
    United States
    United States Food and Drug Administration
    Wound Healing
    Wounds and Injuries

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    19155824

    Citation

    Pieper, Barbara. "Honey-based Dressings and Wound Care: an Option for Care in the United States." Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing : Official Publication of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, vol. 36, no. 1, 2009, pp. 60-6; quiz 67-8.
    Pieper B. Honey-based dressings and wound care: an option for care in the United States. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2009;36(1):60-6; quiz 67-8.
    Pieper, B. (2009). Honey-based dressings and wound care: an option for care in the United States. Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing : Official Publication of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, 36(1), pp. 60-6; quiz 67-8. doi:10.1097/01.WON.0000345177.58740.7d.
    Pieper B. Honey-based Dressings and Wound Care: an Option for Care in the United States. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2009;36(1):60-6; quiz 67-8. PubMed PMID: 19155824.
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