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Postby katiek0417 » July 18th, 2009, 4:23 pm

Anyone ever use it for wounds? If so, what were the results? I've heard really good things (e.g., research indicates that it actually halts the growth of and kills MRSA), and I'm considering it for use on Dru's belly...but I'm worried b/c I have to keep the wound covered...and honey is stickey - so I don't want to take bandages off and rip her open b/c of the honey...so, I'm just wondering if anyone ever had any experience with it!
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Postby iluvk9 » July 18th, 2009, 5:30 pm

My Mom always smeared it on us when we had cuts. They healed, but I don't know how much faster. :| We would lick it off sometimes. 8)
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Postby Hoyden » July 18th, 2009, 6:33 pm

I swear by the use of manuka honey for healing wounds. Due to the condition I have (sjogren's syndrom) anytime I get a cut or an open wound, it takes forever to heal. The manuka honey makes a huge difference in the time it takes for them to close up and completely heal.

I get it from Garden of Wisdom on line: http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/home.html

I just had strep throat, which ended up with me getting two huge cold sores, one on each side of my mouth. They popped up on July 9 th. The one on the right side, that I put manuka honey on is gone, it was the larger of the two. The one on the left hasn't reached the pink skin stage yet, it still has a scab on it. I put abreva on the left side and used carmex lip balm for cold sores.
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Postby Malli » July 19th, 2009, 3:10 am

just make sure to get unpasturized.

Its generally used on open wounds (with bandages) so I don't think you'll have any problem changing the bandage :|
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Postby katiek0417 » July 19th, 2009, 11:01 am

Okay...I'll try it...I'm kinda willing to do anything to help her!
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Postby call2arms » July 19th, 2009, 1:13 pm

Plain white sugar on the wound also really helps for creating granulation tissue.
Honey also works really well, but I don't know about the pasteurized/unpasteurized part (wouldn't pasteurization control the bacteria present in the honey?)
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Postby katiek0417 » July 19th, 2009, 2:41 pm

call2arms wrote:Plain white sugar on the wound also really helps for creating granulation tissue.
Honey also works really well, but I don't know about the pasteurized/unpasteurized part (wouldn't pasteurization control the bacteria present in the honey?)


Supposedly Manuka honey is supposed to be really good for wounds....there's also an antibiotic property to it...
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Postby plebayo » July 20th, 2009, 5:42 pm

Question.

Is kills MRSA?? Would it be something I could essentially feed my dog... or water down and do a nasal flush with if the antibiotic she is on doesn't kill it?
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Postby katiek0417 » July 20th, 2009, 8:46 pm

plebayo wrote:Question.

Is kills MRSA?? Would it be something I could essentially feed my dog... or water down and do a nasal flush with if the antibiotic she is on doesn't kill it?


From everything I've read it stops the growth of and can kill MRSA...I know that humans can eat it...
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Postby Hoyden » July 20th, 2009, 9:54 pm

Yep, humans can eat it. Last time I was sick, I had really bad sores in my mouth after having a high fever, I used the honey to help them heal faster because they hurt like hell.

I love this stuff.
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Postby katiek0417 » July 20th, 2009, 9:58 pm

Hoyden wrote:Yep, humans can eat it. Last time I was sick, I had really bad sores in my mouth after having a high fever, I used the honey to help them heal faster because they hurt like hell.

I love this stuff.


So, do you think it would be safe for dogs to eat/lick a little?
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