Medical-Grade Honey as an Alternative to Surgery

A Case Series

Jennifer Bayron, MD; Kathy Gallagher, DNP, APRN, FNP, FACCWS; Luis Cardenas, DO, PhD


Wounds. 2019;31(2):36-40. 

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In the present case series, wound healing was facilitated by the autolytic debridement as well as antibacterial properties of ALH. Active Leptospermum honey is a viable option for wound management in patients with complex wounds, age-related clinical comorbidities precluding operative intervention, and patients desiring conservative management of their wounds. Randomized, controlled trials are needed to further investigate the properties of ALH in a controlled fashion, but given the many variables associated with patients and wounds, this is a challenge.