Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Using Honey to Treat an Anal Fistula

Honey is good when treating infection
By Megan Sheppard, Irish Examiner, 6/8/2014
* How do you cure an anal fistula when it becomes deep seated?
Is there any way that diet can improve healing, and what topical ointments can you use to keep away repeat infections without resorting to strong antibiotics?
>> Healing an anal fistula is a long and slow process, and what works well for one person may not work for another. It is important to feel at ease with your chosen health professional or, in some cases, team of health professionals. Ayurveda, homeopathy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine are all modalities worth considering...
As far as topical preparations go, I would suggest medicinal honey, which is particularly effective in treating infection associated with ulcers, cavities, depressions, fistulas, and abscesses. Active Manuka honey is more effective than hydrogen peroxide against the seven most common bacteria responsible for infection, including MRSA. Researchers at the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff studied the effects of active manuka honey in treating MRSA present in leg ulcers and found it was completely eliminated from the wound, and the wound healed quickly…

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