Honey Dressings

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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