When should you not use MEDIHONEY?
MediHoney®has a low pH of 3.5-4.5. Due to the dressing’s low pH, some patients may notice slight transient stinging sensation. If sensation does not stop, call your healthcare provider. Your healhcare provider may recommend an analgesic or discontinue use of the MediHoney dressing.
What does MEDIHONEY do for a wound?
MEDIHONEY is great at pulling moisture from wounds and “dehydrates” bacteria. Basically, this means it decreases bacterial growth within the wound. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect that helps speed the healing time of existing wounds and reduces pain.
What kind of honey is good for healing wounds?
The main medical use for Manuka honey is for wound and burn healing. It is generally used for treating minor wounds and burns. Research shows Manuka honey to be effective in treating other conditions, including: Skin care including eczema and dermatitis.
Can you use store bought honey on wounds?
What Can Honey Do? Honey can be used on any type of wound at any stage of healing. Research has shown honey to be capable of clearing infection, healing infected surgical wounds, and thwarting the progression of necrotizing fasciitis (eg, Fournier’s gangrene).
Is manuka honey same as MEDIHONEY?
MEDIHONEY® is made from Active Leptospermum Scoparium (= Manuka) honey, which is indigenous to New Zealand. Manuka Honey offers effective non-resistant antibacterial action and is the only species of honey shown in randomised controlled studies to help wounds progress towards healing.
What dressing goes with MEDIHONEY?
Open the cap and remove the sterile seal before using. Apply MediHoney either directly to the wound bed, or onto a suitable primary dressing such as alginate, gauze pad, or island dressing.
Which is better MEDIHONEY or Santyl?
It is hypothesized that MEDIHONEY® Gel with Active leptospermum honey will result in significantly faster wound healing (i.e., fewer days) when compared to SANTYL®.
Is medihoney the same as manuka honey?
Medihoney contains 80% manuka-honey. In this study, the concentrations of both products at which they are effective to stop the growth and to kill Staphylococcus (including MRSA) and Pseudomonas bacteria were evaluated.
Is honey better than Neosporin?
Carter says honey still has an advantage over things like Neosporin and hydrogen peroxide spray. Neosporin has three antibiotics, so it’s effective against a range of bacteria — but not if the bacteria are resistant to one or more of the antibiotics.
Can you put manuka honey directly on an open wound?
Manuka honey as a wound dressing is useful in maintaining a moist wound environment and acts as an autolytic debriding agent in debriding wounds. The rapid healing that was observed after topical honey application can be explained through a dual effect on the inflammatory response.
How often should you apply MEDIHONEY?
HOW FREQUENTLY SHOULD THE DRESSINGS BE CHANGED? All of the Medihoney™ products are licensed to remain on the wound for a 7-day period. The frequency of dressing changes, however, will depend on how rapidly the honey is diluted by the wound fluid and may require daily changes in the initial stages of wound healing.
What is medihoney considered?
Medihoney™ Antibacterial Wound Gel was considered to be a suitable wound treatment which could manage all these key symptoms. The gel formulation was selected as it comes in an easy-to-use tube and the natural plant waxes that give the honey a thick consistency also provide protection at the wound bed.