Derma Sciences Medihoney Gel Wound and Burn Dressing
- All natural wound care dressing
- Contains active Leptospermum honey
- Perfect for superficial to full-thickness wounds
- Treats hard to heal and chronic wounds
- Antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxident
- Cleanses and debrides the wound for quick healing
- Fast Delivery
- Easy Returns
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MediHoney Wound & Burn Dressing Gel Overview
Medihoney Wound and Burn Dressing Gel by Integra Lifesciences (formerly Derma Sciences) is a honey-based gel wound dressing that is made from a blend of Leptospermum honey (also known as manuka honey) along with natural vegetable esters. This combination creates a honey gel that is thicker than traditional MediHoney Paste, which means it sticks to the wound bed more easily making it easier to apply. This Wound Dressing is made to treat superficial to full-thickness wounds, including ulcers, partial-thickness first and second degree burns, traumatic wounds, surgical wounds, necrotic tissue, and skin graft sites. It is also an effective choice for hard to heal wounds, such as tunneling, undermined, chronic, or stalled wounds. In addition, it is medical-grade as it is completely sterilized to reduce the risk of infection. The wound and burn dressing is also all-natural while non-toxic, which makes it safe to use for patients of any age. Finally, it may be used from the start of advanced wound care treatment through to wound closure, which keeps wound management an uncomplicated, no sweat process.
What Does MediHoney Do for a Wound?
Due to its Leptospermum honey dressing content, MediHoney has many wound healing benefits. It has antibacterial, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Its acidic properties lower the pH levels in the wound and in doing so lowers protease levels and encourages healing. It also assists the body-repairing peptides and proteins that help us heal by blocking damaging enzymes. In addition, it is low in moisture and high in sugar. Due to this fact (and unlike antibiotics), it draws moisture, toxins, and debris out of the wound and dehydrates bacteria to kill it. A balanced moisture level is still provided at the wound bed for moist healing followed by a speedy recovery. It also helps debride the wound, which means that it helps remove dead tissue from the wound to help revitalize the wounded area to allow new tissue to develope. In comparison to other similar products, Leptospermum honey has been shown to speed up the healing process significantly during patient recovery.
What is Active Leptospermum Honey?
Honey has been used in places like Egypt for centuries due to its healing properties. It was only recently that researchers have backed up this medicinal folk knowledge with scientific research. Leptospermum honey (also known as Manuka honey) is a specific kind of nectar that is derived from the Leptospermum tea tree found in New Zealand and Australia. Due to a high concentration of germ and virus-combating hydrogen peroxide and methylglyoxal (MGO), this honey is more potent than typical honey found in Europe and the Americas. As a result, the antibiotic properties found in honey and that are conducive to the healing of wounds are increased in Leptospermum honey. In some cases, Leptospermum was found to attack bacterial colonies that form unhealthy biofilm and infection. Once biofilm appears, it is typically considered untreatable, so this is of particular interest to scientists studying the effects of this kind of honey. As a bonus, it also appears to be bacteria resistant, which means bacteria doesn't appear to build a tolerance against Leptospermum honey's antibacterial nature as it does with antibiotics.
Features & Benefits
- Made with Active Leptospermum Honey
- Thickened Honey for Better Adhesion
- Ideal for Superficial to Full-Thickness Wounds
- Great Option for Stalled or Chronic Wounds
- Antioxidant Agent
- High Osmotic Potential
- Easy Dressing Changes that Don't Harm the Wound
- Cleanses the Wound Bed
- Lowers Wound pH Levels
- Provides Pain-Free Autolytic Debridement
- Pulls Fluids Out of the Wound
- Removes Wound Debris
- Removes Unhealthy, Dying Tissue
- Heals Wounds Significantly Faster than Conventional Dressings
- Reduces Odor
- Helps Balance Moisture
- Helps Maintain a Moist Wound Environment
- Can Be Used From Beginning to End of the Healing Process
- Can Be Used for Soreness or Cracking Caused by Breast-Feeding
- Can Be Used by Patients of Any Age
Who Will Find This Product Useful?
Users looking for the following may find this product beneficial:
- An all-natural wound care option
- For superficial to full-thickness wounds
- Is effective for hard to heal wounds such as undermined, tunneling, stalled, or chronic wounds
- Can be used throughout the entire care process
- Is free of latex and other allergy-causing materials commonly used in wound care
Why Use MediHoney (2:31 minutes)
How to Use this Product
How Is the Dressing Applied?
- Use soap and warm water to wash hands before each use.
- Put on protective gloves, such as these Clear Vinyl Exam Gloves.
- Appraise the wound. Check for signs of regression or healing. Take note of heat, redness, swelling, or pain.
- Use a wound cleanser, such as sterile water or sterile saline, to clean the wound bed and surrounding area.
- Use gauze to dry the area surrounding the wound.
- Apply a barrier cream or ointment to the area surrounding the wound. This will help prevent epidermis maceration and breakdown.
- Apply the gel to the wound.
- Wrap with an absorbent secondary dressing that is appropriate for the amount of exudate. Do so according to the secondary dressing's manufacturer's instructions.
MediHoney Wound Gel Leptospermum Application (1:41 minutes)
How to Properly Remove?
Gently rinse with sterile water or a sterile saline solution.
How Long Can I Leave It on a Wound?
This will depend on the wound. Your doctor will assess the wound's condition and it's amount of exudate to determine length between dressing changes. This may also change as wound care progresses. Always follow a doctor's instruction throughout the wound care process. Dressings should always be changed immediately if the secondary dressing has reached its exudate capacity.
Perfect for dry to moderately exuding wounds. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Burns (Partial Thickness, First and Second Degree)
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers
- Donor Sites
- Leg Ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers (Partial- and Full-Thickness)
- Surgical and/or Traumatic Wounds
Never use under the following circumstances:
- Heavy bleeding
- The burns are third degree
- The user is sensitive or allergic to honey, seaweed, or algae.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can MediHoney be used on open wounds?
It is indicated for dry to moderately exuding wounds.
Does MediHoney kill bacteria?
It is not an antiseptic, but it has antibacterial properties. It reduces bacteria by drawing moisture up and out of the wound, which dehydrates the bacteria. It also lowers pH levels, which aids and speeds up the healing process.
Can MediHoney be used on infected wounds?
Yes, it can be used on infected wounds.
What is the difference between MediHoney paste and gel?
MediHoney paste consists of 100% active Leptospermum honey, while the gel version contains 80% active Leptospermum honey with 20% natural gelling agents. Due to this fact, the gel version is thickened and clings better to the wound bed. The paste is preferred for use on undermined or deep tunneled wounds, while the gel version is considered the best option for superficial to full-thickness wounds.
What is the shelf life?
Each tube will have its expiration date on it. Be sure to check the date on your tube to find its exact date of expiration. The use-by date is typically labeled as about a year out from purchase.
Why can't I use just any honey for wound care?
MediHoney is sterilized to remove any bacteria and spores, which makes it safe for wound care. Honey also sometimes contains antibiotics and pesticides, which are not ideal for wound care. Store-bought honey may cause infection if used for wound care.
MediHoney Review (2:30 minutes)
- Manufacturer: Derma Sciences
- Item Number: 31805, 31815, 31840
- Application: Wound & Burn Care
- Type: Leptospermum Honey Gel
- Volume: 0.5 oz, 1.5 oz, 400 g
- Container Type: Tube, Tub
- Sterile: Yes
- Latex-Free: Yes
Manuals & Documents
- Breast-Feeding Wound Treatment Guide offers information on treatment of breast-feeding caused cracking and soreness.
- Burn Care Treatment Flyer offers burn treatment highlights.
- FAQ Guide answers questions often asked by patients.
- Gel vs. Paste Guide contains product gel and paste comparison data.
- Brochure contains product line details.
- Palliative Wound Care Presentation provides information on the use of Leptospermum honey for palliative wound care.
- Pandemic Guide provides MediHoney-applicable pandemic information.
- Sell Sheet provides product specifications and scientific facts.
- Wound Debridement Guide contains detailed information for using this product for wound debridement.
- Wound Management Protocol Chart contains a comparison chart along with wound care guideline information.
- Simon, A. et al. Medical Honey for Wound Care—Still the ‘Latest Resort’? 2001.
- Sullivan, D. Everything You Should Know About Manuka Honey. 2016.
- WebMD. Manuka Honey.