Journal articlesA prospective evaluation of the use of honey dressings to manage burn wounds

A prospective evaluation of the use of honey dressings to manage burn wounds

19/11/13 | Articles | Jacky Edwards

A prospective evaluation of the use of honey dressings to manage burn woundsThe moist, dead tissue within a burn is a nutrient-rich medium that will support the growth of a variety of bacterial species, placing burns patients at greater risk of infection than those with other wound types. Traditionally, burn wounds have been managed with topical silver based dressings, but a Cochrane Review suggests that there is evidence that Honey may have a role to play. A prospective evaluation was undertaken to assess the performance of Actilite or Algivon Plus on burn wounds.