Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Medical Grade Honey Boosts Pediatric Wound Healing, Inhibits Scar Formation

The pro-healing effects of medical grade honey supported by a pediatric case series

Complement Ther Med. 2019 Aug;45:14-18


The development of antibiotic resistance demands for novel complementary therapies for wound care. We here present a case series on the use of medical grade honey (MGH) in pediatric wounds. We aim to illustrate the specific antimicrobial and pro-healing activity of MGH and support its easy and safe use.


Four pediatric patients with wounds of different origin are discussed in this prospective observational case series. All wounds were treated via monotherapy with daily MGH application.


Wound covering with MGH prevents pathogen infiltration and has antimicrobial activity. Moreover, MGH keeps the wound moist and possesses strong pro-healing effects, such as autolytic debridement of non-vital tissue and restoration of vascular structures. The anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative action of MGH together with the supplemented vitamins C and E may inhibit scar formation.


MGH is safe and easily applicable and can be recommended in all kinds of wounds.

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