Honey Dressings

Honey Wound Dressings are composed of medical grade honey to treat acute and chronic wounds. They usually contain Manuka honey or active Leptospermum. Honey dressings help prepare the wound bed and promote optimal wound healing. They lower the wound pH, reduce edema, and debride slough and eschar. Honey wound dressings are available in the form of gels, ointments and sheets to manage different levels of exudate. At Shop Wound Care, we offer a wide range of wound care honey dressings from various top-selling brands like MediHoney, TheraHoney, etc.

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Features of Honey Wound Dressings

Honey wound dressings have the following features and benefits:
  • High sugar levels in the dressing promote autolytic debridement
  • Available in multiple formulations to handle different exudate levels
  • Maintain a moist wound environment that helps in faster healing
  • Acidic pH between 3.2-4.5 inhibits many pathogens
  • Contain 82% carbohydrate, amino acids and enzymes
  • Help reduce wound odor
  • Have antibacterial activity

Wound Care Honey Dressing Indications

Manuka honey wound dressings are recommended for the following conditions:
  • Partial and full-thickness wounds
  • Infected or highly contaminated wounds
  • First and second-degree burns
  • Pressure ulcers (stages I-IV)
  • Venous insufficiency ulcers
  • Malodorous wounds
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Superficial wounds
  • Fungating wounds Donor sites

When to avoid using Honey Dressings?

Use of manuka honey dressing for wounds should be avoided if you have the following:
  • Allergy to bees
  • Stinging or burning on application
  • Hypersensitivity reactions