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Abstract Title:

Saudi Honey: A Promising Therapeutic Agent for Treating Wound Infections.

Abstract Source:

Cureus. 2021 Oct ;13(10):e18882. Epub 2021 Oct 19. PMID: 34804730

Abstract Author(s):

Abdulrahman S Bazaid, Abdu Aldarhami, Hattan Gattan, Bakheet Aljuhani

Article Affiliation:

Abdulrahman S Bazaid

Abstract:

Treatment of wounds, especially chronic ones, is a major challenge in healthcare, with serious clinical and economic burdens. Multiple treatment approaches, including the usage of silver and iodine, have dramatically improved wound healing and reduced the incidence of infection. However, once infected by drug-resistant bacteria, treatment of wounds becomes a serious complication, with limited availability of effective antibiotic drugs, leading to high morbidity and mortality. Therefore, alternative therapeutic agents are required to address this gap in wound management. The introduction of manuka honey as a therapeutic agent against infected wounds was the result of extensive research about its activity against both planktonic and biofilm bacterial growth. Likewise, several types of Saudi honey (e.g., Sidr and Talh) showed promising in vitro and in vivo antimicrobial activity against wound pathogens. This short review summarizes literature that investigated the activity of common types of Saudi honey in relation to wound infections and explores their clinical utility.

Study Type : Review
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Pharmacological Actions : Antimicrobial : CK(1209) : AC(582)

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