The Efficacy of Natural Honey in the Management of Second Degree Burn Complicated by Acute Dermatitis in a Diabetic PatientHashim Mohamed*, Mansour Abo Salma RN, Badriya Al Lenjawi, Zaghloul Abo Gouda, Zainab Hussain, Shawkia Al Majid, Fatma Salem, AzzaMetwali and Diovanni David Mendoza
Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar
- *Corresponding Author:
- Hashim Mohamed
Weill Cornell Medical College
Doha, P.O Box 7452, Qatar
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 27, 2014; Accepted date: May 22, 2014; Published date: May 26, 2014
Citation: Mohamed H, Abo Salma MR, Al Lenjawi B, Abo Gouda Z, Hussain Z, et al. (2014) The Efficacy of Natural Honey in the Management of Second Degree Burn Complicated by Acute Dermatitis in a Diabetic Patient. J Diabetes Metab 5:373. doi: 10.4172/2155-6156.1000373
Copyright: © 2014 Mohamed H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Foot complications are the major reason for hospital admission among diabetic patients. Natural Honey is proposed as an alternative dressing for a variety of wounds including diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, ostomy wound and central vein catheter exit wounds.
Main observations: We report a case of a 50- year- old diabetic man with an erosive –bullous eruption and hyperemia and second degree burns of both feet following the wearing of a new pair of leather sandals and the immersion of both feet in hot water whirlpool. The patient was treated with Natural Honey impregnated cotton gauzes on a daily basis and the lesions have healed after six weeks.
Conclusion: The use of Natural Honey is effective in treating allergic contact dermatitis complicated by a second degree thermal burn in a diabetic patient and offers a natural and cost effective alternative to expensive wound dressing material.