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DR4200 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm) Dressing
Packaging: 5 dressings per box, 20 boxes per case, 100 dressings per case
DR4300 2" x 3" (5cm x 7.5cm) Dressing
Packaging: 5 dressings per box, 40 boxes per case, 200 dressings per case
It is well established that Manuka Honey
contains high levels of certain antioxidants, a wide range of nutritional minerals, amino acids and vitamins which can also promote wound healing by supplying glucose to keratinocytes, stimulate the production of cytokines and control the inflammation stage of the wound healing process.
Honey based products exert an antibacterial effect without the risk of antibiotic resistance. B.Pieper, Honey Based Dressings and Wound Care. An Option for Care in the United States. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2009; 36(1): 60-66.
Honey has been shown to reduce both acute and chronic inflammation. A reduction in inflammation can reduce both pain and edema. This promotes better healing. With the reduction in inflammation; we also see less hypertrophic scarring as a result of decreased levels of fibroblasts and collagen fibers.
Dunford, C. The use of honey-derived dressings to promote effective wound management. Prof Nurse. 2005; 20:35-38
Honey facilitates wound debridement in a number of ways, including autolytic action of tissue proteases, strong osmotic action pulling lymph fluid from the base of the wound bed separating and lifting off slough and necrotic tissue.
B.Pieper, Honey Based Dressings and Wound Care. An Option for Care in the United States. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2009; 36(1): 60-66.
Molan PC. Re-introducing honey in the management of wounds and ulcers-theory and practice. Ostomy Wound Manage.2002;48:28-40.
Honey is effective in odor control because it is successful in the reduction of anerobic bacteria in the wound bed. With fewer anerobic bacteria, there is a reduction in odor. Secondly, as amino acids from decomposing serum and tissue proteins interact with honey, glucose is produced as opposed to the lactic acid. It is the lactic acid that produces the ammonia, amines, and sulfur compounds that are known to be very malodorous.
Gunes UY, Eser I, Effectiveness of a honey dressing for pressure ulcers. J
Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2004; 13:275-278.
Directions For Use
1. Select a dressing size that will allow the dressing to extend
1” to 2” beyond the wound or is at least 25% larger than the
2. Prepare the wound site by cleansing as needed.
3. Remove the sterile dressing from the package.
4. If cutting is necessary, leave the clear plastic cover sheet in
5. To apply the dressing, remove the clear plastic cover sheet
from the gel. DO NOT remove the white stretch backing
6. Cover the wound by placing the gel side of the dressing
directly on the wound.
7. Dressing must be secured well. The dressing may be secured
by stretch bandages, elastic wrap or
8. CHECKING THE WOUND:This can easily be done by gently
lifting one corner of the dressing then pulling the whole dressing
back until the wound is visible. As Nectacare®Manuka
Honey Dressing becomes saturated, it will look somewhat
slippery and rubbery around the edges. This is a sign that the
dressing needs to be changed.
9. Remove before showers, baths and swimming.
Contraindications: The dressing must be protected from water or moisture.
• Allergy or sensitivity to honey or bee products.
• Infection could occur. Do not re-use.
Caution: Consult your physician if signs of infection occur: redness, swelling, fever, etc.