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The Use of Raw Honey to Treat Burns

Joseph Harwell

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The Use of Raw Honey to Treat Burns

More and more studies have been done about treating specific ailments in humans, and nearly all of it is translating to treating dogs.  Raw honey has been used for ages by farmers and holistic veterinarians to treat skin conditions, wounds and severe burns. Since honey is a natural humectant (meaning it attracts moisture) and has a high viscosity (meaning it’s very thick), it creates a very strong barrier for wounds that helps protect against bacteria. This helps minimize the chance of infection, decreases healing time, and increases circulation. Several recent studies are now backing up this ancient remedy. In the retrospective study, "Honey Dressing...