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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 172-175

Honey dressing in pediatric burns


Department of Paediatric Surgery, St. Stephen's Hospital, Tis Hazari, Delhi-110 054, India

Correspondence Address:
A K Bangroo
Department of Paediatric Surgery, St. Stephen's Hospital, Tis Hazari, Delhi-110 054
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9261.16970

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The medicinal properties of honey have been recognized since antiquity. Although used as an adjuvant method of accelerating wound healing from ancient times, honey has been sporadically used in the treatment of burns. Honey acts mainly as a hyperosmolar medium and prevents bacterial growth. Because of its high viscosity, it forms a physical barrier, and the presence of enzyme catalase gives honey an antioxidant property. Its high-nutrient content improves substrate supply in local environment promoting epithelialization and angiogenesis. In pediatric burn patients no exclusive study has been conducted using honey as a burn dressing. An attempt is being made to evaluate the effect of honey in the management of burns in pediatric patients.






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