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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?

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 
 wound, ulcer?

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?

Leg ulcers: Manuka honey is just one of 4000+ products that are available to treat wounds. No one product is the end all in wound care. It can be effective in certain wounds when other products have not worked or when a wound stalls in the healing process. ...Read more

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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

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