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Can Honey Help Treat Ulcers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
After debridment of torn lateral meniscus, large ulcer defect at lateral femoral condyl (grade 2) is discovere, is't treatable? What are my options?
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
Whats the difference between canker sores and ulcerative oral lichen planus? I get little ulcers in my mouth usually 4-5 at a time, but they resolve with salt water rinse and applying honey to them. Dont lichen planus ulcers last for months?
See: A dentist. The best way to get a definitive diagnosis is by seeing a dentist. An oral surgeon or Oral pathologist would be the best people to ask. ...Read more
I get frequent mouth ulcers.And when i eat spicy food sometimes i feel like my whole oesophagus and stomach burning.Does honey help?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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