Beneficial effects of honey dressings in wound management
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Beneficial effects of honey dressings in wound management

Ailsa Sharp Lecturer in adult nursing, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh

Honey was commonly used to treat wounds until the introduction of antibiotics. However, increasing numbers of antibiotic-resistant bacteria mean that alternative treatment options, such as honey, are receiving renewed interest. This article provides an overview of the use of honey in wound management and reviews the evidence to support its effectiveness.

Nursing Standard. 24, 7,66-74. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.10.24.7.66.c7331

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a.sharp@napier.ac.uk

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review