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Is there a use of honey in diabetic ulcers?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
the honey used for this purpose is special it is not the kind you buy in the supermarket. It is medical grade honey. one brand is medihoney you can look it up.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Studies are coming about the the use of honey in diabetics.
The caveat being: this must only be used under the guidance and supervision of a trained medical professional that sees and treats wounds and must only be medical grade products.

In brief: Maybe

Studies are coming about the the use of honey in diabetics.
The caveat being: this must only be used under the guidance and supervision of a trained medical professional that sees and treats wounds and must only be medical grade products.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes but....

Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing.
A honey dressing is one small aspect of the entire picture. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing similar to a conductor leading an orchestra.

In brief: Yes but....

Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing.
A honey dressing is one small aspect of the entire picture. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing similar to a conductor leading an orchestra.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can be used

There are some doctors that have used this treatment but one has to off load the area and have debridement of the ulcer.

In brief: Can be used

There are some doctors that have used this treatment but one has to off load the area and have debridement of the ulcer.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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