Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Honey Used to Treat Gluteofemoral Fistulas

Alternative Treatment of Gluteofemoral Fistulas Using Honey: A Case Report
Int Wound J, 2011 Oct 7

Perianal fistula is a common disease that affects particular patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Honey has been used as a natural remedy for centuries for the treatment of various disorders.

We report a patient with persistent fistulas, in whom conventional medical and surgical therapy failed. In this case, most of fistulas in gluteofemoral region were completely healed and closed after 6 months of treatment with honey. In addition, honey reduced inflammation, pain and induration of affected region.

This medical approach positively affected patient's mental condition and also improved his quality of life.

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