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Eastport, NY, United States, 2007/04/15 - Honeymark's First Aid Antiseptic Lotion helps protect against bacterial contamination or skin infection in minor cuts, scrapes and burns.
Honeymark International is a manufacturer of over-the-counter health care products that contain Active Manuka Honey as a healing agent. The use of Manuka Honey as a wound dressing material, an ancient remedy that has been rediscovered, is becoming of increasing interest as more reports of its effectiveness are published. The clinical observations recorded are that infection is rapidly cleared, inflammation, swelling and pain are quickly reduced, odor is reduced, sloughing of necrotic tissue is induced, granulation and epithelialisation are hastened, and healing occurs rapidly with minimal scarring.
The antimicrobial properties of Manuka Honey prevent microbial growth in the moist healing environment created. Unlike many other topical antiseptics, Honeymark's First Aid Antiseptic Lotion causes no tissue damage. The Manuka Honey in it actually promotes the healing process. It has a direct nutrient effect as well as drawing lymph out to the cells by osmosis. The stimulation of healing is due to the acidity of the honey. The osmosis creates a solution of honey in contact with the wound surface which prevents the dressing from sticking so there is no pain or tissue damage when dressings are changed. There is also much anecdotal evidence to support its use and clinical trials that have shown that Manuka Honey is more effective than a polyurethane film dressing for the treatment of burns.
"Many medical professionals are using Manuka Honey and getting good results in patients with wounds that have not responded to standard treatment which is why Honeymark uses it as a key ingredient in all its products," says Frank Buonanotte, CEO of Honeymark International. "Clearing bacterial infection from a wound is essential to allow the healing process to occur." Recent tests on many strains of multi-antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA strains, VRE and Acinetobacter baumarii have shown that these bacteria have no resistance to Manuka Honey. These "super-bugs" are a serious clinical problem as infections with them often cannot be treated at all with antibiotics.
The most common skin wound infecting species of bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, has been found to be particularly sensitive to Manuka Honey. Honeymark's First Aid Antiseptic Lotion is very effective as a dressing for wounds, burns and skin ulcers for the following reasons:
- Inflammation, swelling and pain are quickly reduced;
- Malodor is reduced;
- Shedding of dead tissue is induced so surgical removal is unnecessary;
- Healing occurs rapidly with minimal scarring and with no need for skin grafting;
- Infection is rapidly cleared.
Applying a small amount of this product on a burn or wounded area 1 to 3 times per day will help protect it against bacterial contamination or skin infection.