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#1 munkypoop

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:52 AM

When you are first getting a sore and it was just pink or it is just a small open sore I find this helps amazingly it was a lot of people. Stay off of the wound there is a bandage that I call magic Band-Aids it works amazingly well. You need a prescription it is called aquacel and then cover it with tegaderm film

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:58 AM

When you are first getting a sore and it was just pink or it is just a small open sore I find this helps amazingly it was a lot of people. Stay off of the wound there is a bandage that I call magic Band-Aids it works amazingly well. You need a prescription it is called aquacel and then cover it with tegaderm film

The aquacell will draw all the moisture from the wound as that's it's purpose and will therefore keep it dry. Adding a bit of manuka honey works wonders I can testify from first hand experience.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:05 AM

Well that's really good to know EC

Well that's really good to know EC

do you put that under that bandage and where do you find that I've never heard of it?
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:35 AM

You can buy it from health foods shops or online. I had it as a gaze patch which was saturated with honey, you cut a piece bigger than the wound and placed it directly onto the skin/wound. It also works on open infected wounds to remove all the dead skin and yeuck that collects on the surface.
It's provided as a dressing here in Scotland by the Health Service, also used very successfully to treat burns.
Clever little bees out there in Australia and New Zealand!

http://manukahoney.com/
http://www.manukahon...CFc4LtAodZyKFZQ
http://www.shopnewze...CFUsMtAodolj3WA

I'm sure you can turn up other sources.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:27 AM

Stockpile the stuff, our clever lil bees arn't doing so well.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:40 AM

It's also great on toast...


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:41 AM

I just want to add, those aforementioned dressing are, in my opinion, both excellent but their use is indicated for specific types; and different stages of wound healing. When using them I would urge you to seek advice from a tissue viability nurse, especially if the wound persists or worsens.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:23 PM

manuka honey and cinnamon is tried and true
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:47 PM

I have heard that manuka honey can be used for pressure sores. Does anyone have any research to support this to give Drs? Also do you know where to get manuka honey pre made up dressings in USA or just the honey to make up your own? Thank-you.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:21 AM

I have heard that manuka honey can be used for pressure sores. Does anyone have any research to support this to give Drs? Also do you know where to get manuka honey pre made up dressings in USA or just the honey to make up your own? Thank-you.

bronwyn ,you realy need too read the other posts before you honney.LOL

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:39 AM

if i do get a perscription for aquacell from my dr. and get it. being verry pricy as it is. r u saying to soak the dressing in the honey and then place it on said wound.and cover it with the tagaderm patch. i have a sore on my tush from some skiin breakdown a lil bigger than my thumbnail that had not gone deeper than the first layer of skin but its been a bugger trying to get it to heal. its like going 2 steps foreward and one step back.
im in my chair for min 8 to 10 hours a day. cant really avoid it. im verry active. i try to lay inn bed as long as i can and do pressure reliefs often. i have been using just gause and neosporin and betadine. recently my doctor told me to try making a paste of betadine and sugger. it worked verry well and i noticed a difference in one day but its still taking a while to heal. im guessing the honey theory and sugger have a relation. anyhow. any suggestions? ive been battleing it for just over 2 months.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:17 AM

if i do get a perscription for aquacell from my dr. and get it. being verry pricy as it is. r u saying to soak the dressing in the honey and then place it on said wound.and cover it with the tagaderm patch. i have a sore on my tush from some skiin breakdown a lil bigger than my thumbnail that had not gone deeper than the first layer of skin but its been a bugger trying to get it to heal. its like going 2 steps foreward and one step back.
im in my chair for min 8 to 10 hours a day. cant really avoid it. im verry active. i try to lay inn bed as long as i can and do pressure reliefs often. i have been using just gause and neosporin and betadine. recently my doctor told me to try making a paste of betadine and sugger. it worked verry well and i noticed a difference in one day but its still taking a while to heal. im guessing the honey theory and sugger have a relation. anyhow. any suggestions? ive been battleing it for just over 2 months.

If it's just on the surface and not infected then it's fairly simple, try covering it with Inadine (http://dressingsonli...e-dressings.htm ) and a padded dressing lile Allevyn( http://wound.smith-n...asp?NodeId=3775 ) and STAY OFF IT. IF you are sitting on it then the circulation will be compromised and healing will suffer.
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 03:01 PM

whenever I have what looks like to be the beginning of a sore I just stay off it for a week, I've never put anything on it . It's always healed fine
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:49 PM

Staying off of it is obvious. But what about the people whose injury level is so high they pretty much have no choice? If I were to get one on my butt. I can only be on one side, because the shoulder on the other arm is messed up, and if I am on my side more than two hours. My hips starts to turn pink. I've never gotten a pressure sore on my butt or anything because of the alternating air pressure bubble air mattress that I lay on. I can't be on my stomach at all. So really, I can only be on my back for 22 hours of the day or sit in my chair but same thing. And I need a new one, but can't until September. Plus it's always cold here, outside!
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:31 PM

Staying off of it is obvious. But what about the people whose injury level is so high they pretty much have no choice? If I were to get one on my butt. I can only be on one side, because the shoulder on the other arm is messed up, and if I am on my side more than two hours. My hips starts to turn pink. I've never gotten a pressure sore on my butt or anything because of the alternating air pressure bubble air mattress that I lay on. I can't be on my stomach at all. So really, I can only be on my back for 22 hours of the day or sit in my chair but same thing. And I need a new one, but can't until September. Plus it's always cold here, outside!

on side for 2 hours seem very short time,try just go on 1 butt cheek with pillow in back, u should b ok for least 6 hours

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:48 PM


Staying off of it is obvious. But what about the people whose injury level is so high they pretty much have no choice? If I were to get one on my butt. I can only be on one side, because the shoulder on the other arm is messed up, and if I am on my side more than two hours. My hips starts to turn pink. I've never gotten a pressure sore on my butt or anything because of the alternating air pressure bubble air mattress that I lay on. I can't be on my stomach at all. So really, I can only be on my back for 22 hours of the day or sit in my chair but same thing. And I need a new one, but can't until September. Plus it's always cold here, outside!

on side for 2 hours seem very short time,try just go on 1 butt cheek with pillow in back, u should b ok for least 6 hours

I could do that but since my spine is starting to curve, that's actually very uncomfortable and sometimes painful
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:44 PM

Whenever we see anything that looks like a scratch, or any kind of pink we apply Flor Essence cream. It works like a charm to stop sores before they even start. It is a bit pricey and worth every penny.

http://www.floressen...Flora&tab=Flora
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:09 AM

or you could try the "BT" position; I used when pinned flat to a bed no pillow for 4 months to heal a pressure sore on my coccyx, keep the shoulders flat on bed but just twist the hips every 5 hours or so to shift the weight, with the pillows in between legs. you can see why it called the "BT" position by looking at thier old logo; if you imagine him lying down with arms down.

http://upload.wikime...BT_old_logo.svg

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:48 PM

or you could try the "BT" position; I used when pinned flat to a bed no pillow for 4 months to heal a pressure sore on my coccyx, keep the shoulders flat on bed but just twist the hips every 5 hours or so to shift the weight, with the pillows in between legs. you can see why it called the "BT" position by looking at thier old logo; if you imagine him lying down with arms down.

http://upload.wikime...BT_old_logo.svg

well I never get pressure sores. But if I do I will try these things! I probably just jinxed myself
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:15 PM

The Manuka products I have access to here in Canada are medical grade; either in paste form; ready to use bandages; or impregnated into various dressings, like aquacel. I need to reiterate - this is not like purchasing a container of honey and using it on a wound! These dressings are sterile, medical grade and where I'm from, they're only available by prescription.

I would be leary about putting anything on a wound that isn't sterile, medical grade or prescribed by wound care specialists.

Edinburgh Colin posted some excellent links; please look at them to learn about Manuka Honey Dressings. Here are some additional links that are very informative:

http://www.activeman...sa.us/Sores.htm

http://www.dermascie...inside-the-u-s/

This last link to "dermasciences" described the products I used which are "Medihoney" products - they are great!

Kiwi - might we be facing a shortage of products because we are over harvesting the honey from the particular bees that produce the active ingredient "Leptospermum" which is what makes their honey unique and have healing qualities???? From what I understand, the only place these bees exist is New Zealand, so obviously you will know about this. If I'm wrong, please correct me!

It would be a shame to think we're not respecting a precious resource. Wouldn't that be so typical though???

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 04:52 AM

I found this which will answer your Q. Wings....Hopefully our weather will suit the bees better this season. :)

http://www.purenewze...honey-shortage/

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 05:14 AM

I found the honey actually I bought some just in case I might ever need it, although I haven't come across the situation yet but thank you very much
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 05:07 PM

Thanks for directing me to the article, Kiwi!

I not only learned about the shortage, but I learned about the "active" status which is something I've wondered about.

Thanks my friend!
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