Essential oils and metal ions as alternative antimicrobial agents: a focus on tea tree oil and silver

@article{Low2017EssentialOA,
  title={Essential oils and metal ions as alternative antimicrobial agents: a focus on tea tree oil and silver},
  author={Wan Li Low and Ken Kenward and Stephen T. Britland and Mohd CIM Amin and Claire Martin},
  journal={International Wound Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={14}
}
The increasing occurrence of hospital‐acquired infections and the emerging problems posed by antibiotic‐resistant microbial strains have both contributed to the escalating cost of treatment. The presence of infection at the wound site can potentially stall the healing process at the inflammatory stage, leading to the development of a chronic wound. Traditional wound treatment regimes can no longer cope with the complications posed by antibiotic‐resistant strains; hence, there is a need to… 
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