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Medicinal Honey

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Specializes in NICU, PICU, PACU. Has 30 years experience.

Anyone else using it? We just started using it a few months ago on surgical wounds and bad infiltrates...it works so well! Our wound nurses were excited to get the okay from our docs to try it.

The best part is that honey has antibacterial agents and the skin looks so good after using it.

We we are going to try it on the poor kids that have open wounds on their butt and see what results we get.

Our facility uses it also...it's some pretty awesome stuff.

BeachsideRN, ASN

Specializes in NICU, Trauma, Oncology. Has 7 years experience.

What makes it medicinal? Is it sterilized?

prmenrs, RN

Specializes in NICU, Infection Control. Has 42 years experience.

Medihoney® Patient Information/FAQs | Derma Sciences

"The honey available in stores for cooking and eating is often not sterilized and may carry a small risk of infection with bacterial spores. MEDIHONEY® dressings are standardized and sterilized by gamma irradiation, ensuring the removal of Clostridium botulinum spores which may be present in unsterilized honey. MEDIHONEY® comes from a traceable source, processed under stringent controls to ensure batch to batch consistency. It is produced under hygienic conditions and is free of pesticides and antibiotics.

Additionally, only Active Leptospermum honey has been shown in large scale randomized controlled studies to improve wound healing.1

Advise parents not to use natural/store bought honey b/c of the above. Since this product has been irradiated, it should be good for topical application.

BuckyBadgerRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical. Has 4 years experience.

Yup, used it a LOT in the last LTC I worked in.

bebbercorn

Specializes in Family practice, emergency. Has 10 years experience.

I have never heard of this, but will be exploring further!

vampiregirl, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice. Has 11 years experience.

Saw some amazing results with it when I worked LTC.

I remember reading some research on it when we first started using it, I was a little skeptical but was very reassured by what I read. Also, it's certainly not a "new" drug as it been used for ages.

annie.rn

Has 21 years experience.

Yep, have used MediHoney. Great results. Love it.

HelloWish, ADN, BSN

Specializes in IMCU, Oncology. Has 3 years experience.

Wow! This is awesome!

SteveNNP, MSN, NP

Specializes in Neonatal ICU (Cardiothoracic). Has 9 years experience.

Can I ask how there is any antibacterial activity left if it's been irradiated? Isn't it just then a topical sugar application?

BeachsideRN, ASN

Specializes in NICU, Trauma, Oncology. Has 7 years experience.

Can I ask how there is any antibacterial activity left if it's been irradiated? Isn't it just then a topical sugar application?

I was curious about that as well. Maybe they add leptospermum to the honey post irradiation?

I've used it on adults during my clinicals and now my NICU just got it too and the nurses said they loved it!

NicuGal, MSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PACU. Has 30 years experience.

Articles about sterilization effects are on Google. I tried to link it on my phone and it won't work

lol

canned_bread

Specializes in Cath lab, acute, community. Has 11 years experience.

A friend of mine has epidermolysis bullosa - a disorder where basically the skin falls off, nothing holds it on. Anyway, her whole life she has been covered in open sores. It's basically the worse disease you've never heard of. Anyway, she started using medicinal honey a few years ago, and was one of the first patients in a trial for it. They noticed wound improvement with healing. It's amazing - nature delivers for us, yet again!