Saturday, March 07, 2015

Manuka Honey a Safe, Effective Treatment to Reduce Odor and Inflammation in Oral Cancer Wounds

Palliative Management of Malodorous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity With Manuka Honey

J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2015 March/April;42(2):190-192


The management of malignant malodorous wounds within the oral cavity can be challenging due to limited availability of dressings that are safe, efficacious, and ingestible.


An 80-year-old woman with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity was admitted to home care with complaints and distress related to extreme malodor.


Manuka honey proved a safe, effective, palliative treatment to reduce odor and inflammation in wounds secondary to squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity in this patient.

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