Saturday, January 17, 2015

Honey Dressing vs. Povidone Iodine Dressing

November 2014
Dear editor, we would like to discuss on the publication on “Honey Dressing vs. Povidone Iodine Dressing [1].” Gulati et al. concluded that “Honey dressing is highly effective in achieving healing in chronic wounds as compared to Povidone iodine dressing [1].” In fact, the usefulness of honey in wound care is acceptable and honey is widely used. It is approved for the antibacterial activity and proposed to be a good therapeutic agent for infectious diseases [2]. However, the important consideration is the possible contamination of honey. Honey is reported for high contamination by Clostridium pathogen that can cause botulism [3]. To use honey in surgery, good preparation and sanitation control is needed.

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