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Honey Can Help Wound Healing

POSTED ON May 14, 2014  - POSTED IN wound care, Wound healing

manuka honey

Honey can help heal wounds.

Everybody knows that honey goes great on toast or a glazed ham to add a little sweetness to your meal. While its food uses are infinite, most people are unaware of honey’s wound care capabilities, a trait that can help an infected wound properly heal in orderly fashion. From burn wounds, bacterial infections to pressure ulcers, honey is an everyday household product that can provide numerous healing benefits. Here are a few tips on how to properly administer honey to help treat a wound.

New Protein Discovery May Help with Diabetes Rise

POSTED ON April 25, 2014  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

NOD2 protein studies

The amount of NOD2 protein in the body can play a part in the immune system’s response to viruses.

Many new parents are particularly concerned about their infant’s health, but may not be thinking about their future risk of chronic illnesses or wound infections, such as diabetic ulcers. However, new research has found that having higher levels of a certain protein as a newborn and young child may actually help lessen an individual’s predisposition to certain lifelong infections, as well as the risk for diabetes.

Is Silver the New Wound-Healing Miracle?

POSTED ON April 16, 2014  - POSTED IN Wound healing

silver for wound dressings

Some bandages use silver to help reduce wound bacteria count.

Silver has been used for its antibacterial properties for thousands of years, yet in healing wounds, this element can also be strong enough to kill off the healthy surrounding tissues in the process. However, recent research has shown that silver’s good properties may be able to outweigh the bad, if packaged properly.

Study: Skin Cell Migration in Wounds

POSTED ON April 14, 2014  - POSTED IN wound care, Wound healing

healing chronic wounds

Researchers at National University in Singapore have discovered a new process for how the body heals wounds.

One of the most advanced wound healing methods is the artificial skin – for chronic wounds that do not heal, or take extended periods to heal, artificial skin can provide the added layer of protection that is needed to prompt the wound to mend. However, while there have been large improvements in the effectiveness of artificial skin or even grown skin, details as to how our tissues naturally grow have yet to be uncovered.

A recent study conducted by National University in Singapore, may provide added details as to how our skin regenerates, and may improve our efforts to grow and create tissues for future wound care.

Easy-To-Eat Foods for Wound Healing Recovery

POSTED ON March 7, 2014  - POSTED IN Wound healing

wound healing with vitamin A

Pureed carrot soup is a nutritious and easy-to-eat meal.

During the recovery process of wound healing, it can be easy to grab less-than nutritious foods – after all, patients are often less mobile than they were in the past, and may have less energy. However, proper nutrition can actually help speed up the healing process, so it’s imperative to get all of the necessary vitamins and minerals during this period when your body is working overtime to help itself heal. While a variety of comfort foods may be easiest to digest, there are plenty of nutritious options that are still simple to prepare and eat:

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