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Clinical observations on the wound healing properties of honey.

Abstract

Fifty-nine patients with wounds and ulcers most of which (80 per cent) had failed to heal with conventional treatment were treated with unprocessed honey. Fifty-eight cases showed remarkable improvement following topical application of honey. One case, later diagnosed as Buruli ulcer, failed to respond. Wounds that were sterile at the outset, remained sterile until healed, while infected wounds and ulcer became sterile within 1 week of topical application of honey. Honey debrided wounds rapidly, replacing sloughs with granulation tissue. It also promoted rapid epithelialization, and absorption of oedema from around the ulcer margins.

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    University Department of Surgery, University Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria.

    Source

    The British journal of surgery 75:7 1988 Jul pg 679-81

    MeSH

    Administration, Topical
    Adolescent
    Adult
    Aged
    Child
    Child, Preschool
    Debridement
    Female
    Honey
    Humans
    Infant
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Ulcer
    Wound Healing
    Wound Infection
    Wounds and Injuries

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    3416123

    Citation

    Efem, S E.. "Clinical Observations On the Wound Healing Properties of Honey." The British Journal of Surgery, vol. 75, no. 7, 1988, pp. 679-81.
    Efem SE. Clinical observations on the wound healing properties of honey. Br J Surg. 1988;75(7):679-81.
    Efem, S. E. (1988). Clinical observations on the wound healing properties of honey. The British Journal of Surgery, 75(7), pp. 679-81.
    Efem SE. Clinical Observations On the Wound Healing Properties of Honey. Br J Surg. 1988;75(7):679-81. PubMed PMID: 3416123.
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