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Honey; is it just for toast? A look at honey in the treatment of complex wounds.

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  • UserMrs Sandra Phinbow, Institute of Biomedical Sciences - National Council member, Witney, United Kingdom
  • ClockWednesday 01 February 2017, 08:00-08:30
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Until the first part of the 20th century, honey dressings were part of routine wound care practice. With the introduction of antibiotics in the 1930s and 1940s, views began to change and honey was somewhat forgotten about. It fell out of fashion. Over the years misuse of antibiotics, the emergence of resistant bacteria, and increasing interest in therapeutic honey have provided an opportunity for honey to be re-established as a broad-spectrum, antibacterial agent for use in the treatment of wounds. It is in around 90% of wound care formularies UK wide. I will talk about Manuka honey and its use in healing complex wounds.

This talk is part of the Innovations in wound healing and wound management series.

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