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Beneficial effects of honey dressings in wound management
  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

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    21 October 2009

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    R C N Publishing Co.

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    RT Nursing

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    610.73 Nursing


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



Infection control; malodour; wounds; wound management;

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