alexa A comparative study between honey and povidone iodine as dressing solution for Wagner type II diabetic foot ulcers.
Microbiology

Microbiology

Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Author(s): Shukrimi A, Sulaiman AR, Halim AY, Azril A

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Abstract Honey dressing has been used to promote wound healing for years but scanty scientific studies did not provide enough evidences to justify it benefits in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. We conducted a prospective study to compare the effect of honey dressing for Wagner's grade-II diabetic foot ulcers with controlled dressing group (povidone iodine followed by normal saline). Surgical debridement and appropriate antibiotics were prescribed in all patients. There were 30 patients age between 31 to 65-years-old (mean of 52.1 years). The mean healing time in the standard dressing group was 15.4 days (range 9-36 days) compared to 14.4 days (range 7-26 days) in the honey group (p < 0.005). In conclusion, ulcer healing was not significantly different in both study groups. Honey dressing is a safe alternative dressing for Wagner grade-II diabetic foot ulcers.
This article was published in Med J Malaysia and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

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