In Vitro studies (George et al 2007) have shown that Leptospermum sp (Manuka) honey is effective against bacteria commonly found in wounds including:
- Multiresistant Staphylococcus aureus
- Multiresistant Acinetobacter baumanni
- Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VanA, VanB, VanC)
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- ESBL positive Klebsiella pneumoniae
- ESBL producing isolates of Escherichia coli
- Enterobacter cloacae
In a 105 patient randomized controlled trial (Robson et al 2009) in which patients received either a conventional wound dressing or Leptospermum sp (Manuka) honey, the average healing time of the honey group was 29% faster.
Manuka Wound Gel™ is indicated as a contact layer for wounds such as:
- Venous ulcers;
- Pressure ulcers (I-IV);
- Diabetic Ulcers;
- 1st and 2nd degree burns;
- Surgical wounds
- Donor and recipient graft sites
- Sloughy, malodorous wounds
- General First Aid
Wounds subject to arterial insufficiency, diabetic conditions or signs of infection should be managed by a healthcare professional. Any experience of a reaction other than a short lasting stinging sensation, remove the dressing and wash the affected area. Not for use on heavily exudating wounds. Manuka Wound Gel™ is not recommended for body cavities. DO NOT use on patients with known hypersensitivity to honey. In the event of a slow or non-responding wound please seek medical advice.
Reserve tube for single patient use.
Sterile unless package is opened or damaged. Discard 3 months after opening