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MEDIHONEY Calcium Alginate Dressing is a novel honeybased dressing for moderately to heavily exuding wounds. This primary dressing contains 95% Active Leptospermum Honey impregnated into a Calcium Alginate pad and can be used to cover a shallow wound or fill a deep wound, while providing a moist environment conducive to wound healing. Leptospermum Honey has been shown to have several properties which assist in promoting an optimal healing environment. It has a low pH and has been shown to help lower the overall wound pH, which is beneficial to chronic wounds. As wound exudate is absorbed, the alginate forms a gel and allows intact removal.
No. MediHoney dressings are made with a special honey that is derived from the nectar of the Leptospermum plant. This type of honey has unique properties that have been scientifically verified and shown in clinical trials and by other clinical evidence to be effective for the management of wounds and burns. In one randomized controlled trial, the mean healing time of wounds treated with MediHoney dressings was significantly faster than the mean healing time of wounds treated with conventional dressings.
Unlike regular honey, MediHoney is controlled against a rigorous set of systems and standards, including independent monitoring and auditing, to guarantee quality and batch-to-batch consistency. It is also ultra filtrated and sterilized by gamma irradiation, removing any bacterial spores without loss of product effectiveness. MediHoney comes from a traceable source and is free of pesticides and antibiotics.
MediHoney dressings aide and support autolytic debridement and a moist wound healing environment in acute and chronic wounds and burns, through two key mechanisms – high osmolarity and low pH. The high sugar content of honey facilitates movement of fluid from an area of higher concentraction, across a membrane, to an area of lower concentration. Osmotic potential draws fluid through the wound, to the surface, helping to liquefy non-viable tissue.
Additionally, MediHoney has a low pH of 3.5-4.5. Maintaining more acidic pH levels within the wound environment can help to keep a wound on track towards healing.
2" x 2", 4" x 5"
Partial Thickness Burns, Pressure Ulcers, Surgical Wounds
Individual Dressing, Box of 10, Case of 50, Case of 100
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