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Can honey help treat ulcers?

Can honey help treat ulcers?

Yes: Honey has been shown to help in the healing of wounds by being antimicrobial among other features. Companies sell dressings with medical grade ( sterilized / laboratory tested ) honey. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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Is manuka honey commonly used to treat leg ulcer?

Is manuka honey commonly used to treat leg ulcer?

Not commonly: Manuka honey has been used as an adjunct to leg ulcer wound dressings. Its use has been studied and has not always been shown to be beneficial. ...Read more

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Has honey been used to treat skin ulcers on the leg?

Has honey been used to treat skin ulcers on the leg?

Yes for centuries: They have uncovered egyptian papyruses from 4000 b.C. That show they used honey in combination with other agents as wound treatment. In modern times manuka honey has been made sterile and packaged for medical use for chronic ulcers. The manuka honey differs from regular table honey only in the type of flower the bees feed on to produce the honey. ...Read more

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Can liquid honey be used to treat skin ulcers on the leg?

Can liquid honey be used to treat skin ulcers on the leg?

Yes: Yes, honey has anti microbial properties and has been used for topical wound care of leg and decubitus ulcers. Only sterilized labratory tested honey should be used. ...Read more

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Is honey good to put on a wound, ulcer?

Is honey good to put on a 
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Wound care : Honey is a topical antimicrobial agent that has been used for thousands of years in wound care. Only medicinal grade honey should be used. The type of honey also appears to be important. Manuka Honey from New Zealand appears to have exceptional anti microbial activity. Any wound that is difficult to heal should be evaluated. A wound care specialist can use honey dressings to treat the wound. ...Read more

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Is ginger tea and honey good when I have ulcers?

Is ginger tea and honey good when I have ulcers?

Tea: Ginger tea will help with nausea, and the honey can help with soothing the stomach as well. If you have ulcers you should also follow the advice of your GI doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a use of honey in diabetic ulcers?

Is there a use of honey in diabetic ulcers?

Honey and DM : Honey is one of 4000 wound care products. It can be helpful in some patients with some wounds; it is not a panacea; it will not be helpful to many patients; it should not replace careful observation by trained health professionals; it should not be used without clinicians observing the wound. ...Read more

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Any advice welcome treating leg ulcers with manuka honey?

Any advice welcome treating leg ulcers with manuka honey?

Honey: Honey has had a resurgence in treatment of ulcerations. However if there is no underlying vein reflux problem that needs to be addressed, as without that the ulceration will either take a long time to heal, or may not heal. Use of compression stockings is also very beneficial in trying to heal the ulceration. Unna boot placement has also had benefit in management. ...Read more

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Are yogurt and honey good for aphthous ulcers in mouth?

Are yogurt and honey good for aphthous ulcers in mouth?

I don't know: They probably wouldn't hurt, because honey has some infection fighting properties and yogurt is a good source of "friendly" bacteria. If it feels good, do it! if it hurts, don't. ...Read more

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After debridment of torn lateral meniscus, large ulcer defect at lateral femoral condyl (grade 2) is discovere, is't treatable? What are my options?

After debridment of torn lateral meniscus, large ulcer defect at lateral femoral condyl (grade 2) is discovere, is't treatable? What are my options?

Yes and no: While the damage to the condyle is not a good thing, sometimes a chondroplasty, drilling procedures and various cartilage transplants might be helpful depending on the size of the lesion, your age and other factors in your knee. ...Read more

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Is putting yogurt and honey into your mouth good for treating aphthous ulcers?

Is putting yogurt and honey into your mouth good for treating aphthous ulcers?

Won't hurt, but...: Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis. However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, if you have multiple aphthous ulcers or frequently recurring ones please have the lesions checked out. ...Read more

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I get frequent mouth ulcers.And when i eat spicy food sometimes i feel like my whole oesophagus and stomach burning.Does honey help?

I get frequent mouth ulcers.And when i eat spicy food sometimes i feel like my whole oesophagus and stomach burning.Does honey help?

Help-: Honey may or may not help. What will help more is to avoid all foods and liquids that produce these problems. You may also want to consult with a local physician to rule out all other medical issues. ...Read more

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What are some of the best methods to treat deodenal ulcers?

What are some of the best methods to treat deodenal ulcers?

Medical treatment: Is eradication of h. Pylori bacteria and acid suppression. It rarely requires surgery these days. ...Read more

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How to treat acute ulcers?

Where are ulcers?: Stomach ulcers are treated differently from pressure ulcers. Former can be fixed w/antacids etc & by getting rid of h pylori infection. Shifting weight regularly to remove pressure is best way to allow pressure ulcer to heal. Plus eat enough calories & protein. If ulcers due to infection, need antibiotics. If due to autoimmune condition, need to provide supportive care & possibly immunosuppressant. ...Read more

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How can I treat an oral ulcer?

How can I treat an oral ulcer?

Here are a few : Samples of treatments: try reducing your intake of sodium filled foods, acidic foods or spicy foods. Use hydrogen peroxide. (placing a small drop on the canker sore before it fully develops can help to alleviate it.) vitamin c. Apply baking soda directly, however this will sting a bit..... But my patients tell me it works. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a diabetic ulcer?

What can I do to treat a diabetic ulcer?

You cannot treat : Without help often a team needed endocrinologist, podiatrist, vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a diabetic ulcer?

What can you do to treat a diabetic ulcer?

Simple treatment: Diabetes causes nerve injury.This means loss of sensation below the ankles.Foot deformity may occur. Poor sensation means injuries and problems advance before they are found and get worse quickly.Treatments include sugar control, keep the ulcer surface healthy and clean with debridements, moist wound dressings and absolutely keeping the ulcer away from any pressure. No antibiotics unless infected. ...Read more

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Please I have stormach ulcer how do I treat it?

Please I have stormach ulcer how do I treat it?

Stomach ulcer: Confirmed stomach ulcer would require an acid reducer such as Prilosec or Prevacid or like drugs (protonix (pantoprazole) or nexium), once to twice daily. Certain foods such as caffeinated beverages, fried, fatty, hard to digest ones, need to be avoided. Usually ulcers heal within 4 weeks, occasionally up to 6 weeks. Sometimes other medications are used such as carafate, maalox, but they're not as effective. ...Read more

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Decubitus ulcers won't heal so who treats them?

Decubitus ulcers won't heal so who treats them?

Varies: In an extreme case, a plastic surgeon closes it using tissue from a nearby body area. It depends upon how deep and involved the wound is and the overall health of the patient. http://www.cosmeticsurgerytruth.com/blog/?p=12277 when surgery is not needed or recommended, a wound care doctor can see you at a wound care center over time to help you. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more