Friday, August 08, 2008

Veterinarian Uses Honey to Heal Wounds

Honey Helps Heal Wounds
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon, The Hartford Courant, 8/8/2008

Q.I work with animals. Yesterday, we had a dog rip out her stitches to a point where closure was not an option. Our veterinarian placed honey on a dressing and bandaged up our little beagle. Today, the wound already looks much better.

A. Honey has been used for thousands of years to help heal wounds. Medical-grade honey kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria. When applied to the forearm, this special Dutch honey (Revamil) kept germs from growing on the skin.

The manufacturer also has developed a veterinary formulation called Vetramil, which is supposed to discourage licking.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Any idea where Vetramil may be purchased in the United States?