Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Honey an Ideal and Cost-Effective Dressing for Burn Patients

Honey Dressing in Pediatric Burns
Bangroo AK, Khatri R, Chauhan S, Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Volume 10, Issue 3, Page 172-175, December 2005


Honey acts mainly as a hyperosmolar medium and prevents bacterial growth. Because of its high viscosity, it forms a physical barrier and the presence of enzyme catalase gives honey an antioxidant property. Its high-nutrient content improves substrate supply in local environment promoting epithelialization and angiogenesis. These properties of honey make it an ideal and cost-effective dressing for burn patients.

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