‘Wound care’

Gamma irradiated honey is safer than raw honey and with the same antibacterial power!

gamma irradiated honey is sterile and safe

If raw honey is so good for us, why do we need gamma irradiated honey? And what is medical grade honey? Though this term is currently not very familiar to many, medical grade honey is honey sterilized using a minimally invasive method: gamma irradiation. It may sound super toxic and dangerous but it is not. It is the most safe form of sterilizing honey, with minimum changes in honey’s composition. And this honey can be given to babies, too! But… Read More

What is Surgihoney? One of the best ways to heal infected wound. 

how to treat an infected wound

Honey is our new medical drug! How does this sound? Well, here is my 2 cents: It’s recognizing the perfection of nature. We have always been using honey to treat wounds. It was used as a topical antiseptic for at least 5,000 years and today it is recognized as one of the best products to heal infected wound. At some point in history we said synthetic products are better and work faster. And they were. But the microbes of these… Read More

How to treat a dog’s wound

HOW TO HEAL YOUR PET'S WOUND

Anybody with a dog wondered at some point how to treat a dog’s wound. It is quite challenging to treat a sick dog at home. This happens a lot, either because the vet is too far away or because the meds are too expensive. Or, another bad scenario: they don’t work! I know of so many cases of wounds that didn’t heal, no matter how famous or expensive the drugs were. Something happened, the wound got infected, a nasty super-bug interfered… Read More

Revamil medical grade honey. Comparison to manuka honey.

revamil the perfect dressing for your wounds

Though it is medical grade honey, Revamil it is NOT MADE FROM MANUKA HONEY. Revamil is a CE-marked, standardized, medical-grade honey, produced under controlled conditions in greenhouses, by Bfactory Health Products, Rhenen, The Netherlands. Revamil is sourced in the Netherlands from healthy bee colonies under controlled circumstances. As a result of this controlled production process, Revamil has a reproducible, highly antibacterial effect. All products are CE-registered and therefore comply with all of the safety requirements which are important for professional wound care. The researchers at the University… Read More

Medihoney dressings – the best wound care dressing products

use medihoney for hard to heal wounds and ulcer foot

My recent posts are about the best wound care dressing products. I mentioned Medihoney® as the best antibiotic gel/paste to apply on a wound, followed by Xtrasorb®, the best absorbent dressing, which will retain the fluid and ensure a clear, free from maceration wound. The mechanism of action is based on two main features of honey: 1. high osmolarity which makes the fluid to be pulled out from the deeper tissue to the wound surface, helping the body’s natural processes to clear debris and necrotic tissue from the wound. 2.… Read More

Xtrasorb – the best in the list of wound care dressings. Product review.

use xtrasorb dressing for chronic wounds

It’s difficult to treat an old infected wound. Today the best solution is a medical grade honey dressing and then a good absorbent. MEDIHONEY® recommends using XTRASORB®, the global leading brand in the list of wound care dressing products. First apply MEDIHONEY® gel or paste directly on the wound and then use XTRASORB®, which is a super-absorbent, coming in three different types, according to the wound. ♦     XTRASORB® HCS: For dry to moderately exuding wounds – with and without adhesive border ♦ ♦   XTRASORB®… Read More