Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Medihoney Can Cure Chronic Wounds

By Alice Merry Subscribe to RSS | January 17th 2012 | Views:

Treatment of wounds have significantly progressed over the last few decades with the development of sophisticated wound care products such as advanced wound dressings like duoderm and tegaderm. However, many people still prefer natural treatments or home remedies for their ailments including injuries and wounds. Honey is one such remedy that has been used for thousands of years for treatment of various health problems including wounds. Highly advanced antibiotics developed in the past few decades replaced honey but due to the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria, honey is making a comeback and again gaining popularity.

There is considerable amount of research being done on natural remedies especially on honey. Studies at the University of Bonn in Germany with collaboration from scientists in Berlin, Homburg and Düsseldorf have reported very promising results on the use of Medihoney. Their studies showed that even the most stubborn chronic wounds healed from the used of medihoney. When compared with the most sophisticated antibiotics, it has proved to be of equal, sometimes even superior effectiveness against infections like MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). MRSA is one of the most difficult-to-treat infections, which is caused by a strain of staph bacteria. Long stay at hospitals and other nursing communities or long-term use of invasive medical devices such as catheters contributes heavily to these infections.

A team of scientists led by Dr. Simon at the Bonn University Children's Clinic conducted studies involving young patients in the cancer ward. These patients were considered high-risk because they were using a medicine that not only killed cancer cells but also had detrimental effect on the wound healing process. It took a considerable amount of time for injuries to heal among these patients. The researchers used Medihoney on these patients and have reported that the wounds heal faster and with very good results.

“What is more, changing dressings is less painful, since the poultices are easier to remove without damaging the newly formed layers of skin.' Some wounds often smell unpleasant – an enormous strain on the patient. Yet honey helps here too by reducing the smell. 'Even wounds which consistently refused to heal for years can, in our experience, be brought under control with medihoney – and this frequently happens within a few weeks,” said Kai Sofka, wound specialist at the University Children's Clinic.

There are two primary types of medihoney: one type forms significant amounts of hydrogen peroxide, which helps disinfect wounds, while the other type has very strong antibacterial properties. The antiseptic effect of honey is due to an enzyme called glucose-oxidase. The sugar in the honey activates the formation of hydrogen peroxide.

Alice Merry - About Author:
Looking for high quality, reliable and affordable bandages or wound care? Look no further! Our top quality products are simply perfect for everyone.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Health Articles Subscribe to RSS

Anxiety can be a chronic disorder
Published by Book_mydoctor on May 14th 2012 | Health
Stress, fear, nervousness, worry and anxiety are the common feeling among people these days. Such fe...
The air around results in chronic heart complications
Published by Carsonmrtn08 on June 23rd 2012 | Health
Air pollution is not only a risk factor for humans but also causes serious atmospheric effects as we...
Skin care specialist- the best person to help get flawless and beautiful skin
Published by Louise Carala on August 25th 2012 | Health
Skin care specialist in Houston is well skilled to treat patients with even the worst skin disease t...
Various options for the treatment of bronchititis
Published by Justin Bieber on August 25th 2012 | Health
Bronchitis is a problem of the chest in which the walls of the bronchial tubes get inflamed. This pr...
Essentials of eye care
Published by Justin Bieber on August 25th 2012 | Health
All our body parts need care for their normal functioning. In the same way our eyes also need care a...
Probiotic Supplements - How to Choose the Best
Published by Marvin Ferris on August 25th 2012 | Health
The leading probiotic supplements are going to provide you with all of the right ingredients. You sh...
Teeth Whitening Manchester - Procedures for Effective Solution
Published by Julia Roger on August 25th 2012 | Health
Coming to the home remedies recommended by Teeth Whitening Liverpool service providers, using orange...
Spiritual Coaching- Get Enlightened with the Help of a Spiritual Coach
Published by Julia Roger on August 25th 2012 | Health
The main motto of spiritual coaching is to tune a person into the spiritual expedition. A spiritual ...