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Re-introducing honey in the management of wounds and ulcers - theory and practice.

  title={Re-introducing honey in the management of wounds and ulcers - theory and practice.},
  author={Peter C. Molan},
  journal={Ostomy/wound management},
  volume={48 11},
  • P. Molan
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Medicine
  • Ostomy/wound management
Dressing wounds with honey, a standard practice in past times, went out of fashion when antibiotics came into use. Because antibiotic-resistant bacteria have become a widespread clinical problem, a renaissance in honey use has occurred. Laboratory studies and clinical trials have shown that honey is an effective broad-spectrum antibacterial agent that has no adverse effects on wound tissues. As well as having an antibacterial action, honey also provides rapid autolytic debridement, deodorizes… 

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