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Beneficial effects of honey dressings in wound management

Sharp, Ailsa



Honey is enjoying a resurgence of popularity in wound care. There is evidence that it has beneficial action on several aspects of wound care; it has been shown to debride wounds, has antimicrobial activity and promotes healing. Many dressings we currently use have action on a single aspect of wound management, they may debride or promote granulation, or deal with infection, honey has the potential to act on more than one phase in wound healing. Perhaps it should be reached for more often. With knowledge of the honey preparations available and application techniques it is an interesting and exciting development in modern wound care


Sharp, A. (2009). Beneficial effects of honey dressings in wound management. Nursing Standard, 24(7), 66-74.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 21, 2009
Deposit Date Nov 28, 2013
Publicly Available Date Nov 28, 2013
Print ISSN 0029-6570
Electronic ISSN 2047-9018
Publisher RCN Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Issue 7
Pages 66-74
Keywords Infection control; malodour; wounds; wound management;
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