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    How to Use Sugar to Heal Wounds

    Ever since I've been in Thailand I've suffered annually from infections in any cuts/injuries I get. Just about every year I get a spell in hospital due cuts getting infected and having to have drip feed antibiotics.
    Anyone else who has a similar problem may wish to know about the benefits of granulated sugar.

    Too much sugar may be harmful for the waistline, but it could help heal wounds faster than antibiotics, says a new research.
    The study found that granulated sugar poured directly into bed sores, leg ulcers and even amputation promotes healing when antibiotics and other treatments have failed.
    The sugar draws water from the wound into a dressing accelerating the healing process, which is prescribed in African folk medicine, said Moses Murandu, senior lecturer in adult nursing at Wolverhampton University.
    He grew up in Zimbabwe where his father used sugar to heal wounds and reduce pain when he was a child. When Murandu moved to the Britain, he realised that sugar was not recognised as a traditional medicine that had something to offer, the Daily Mail reports.
    One of the patients receiving treatment as part of the research is Alan Bayliss, from Birmingham, who was being treated at Moseley Hall Hospital's amputee rehabilitation ward.
    He underwent an above-the-knee aputation on his right leg due to an ulcer at the Queen Elizabeth (QE) Hospital Birmingham in January 2013, and as part of the surgery a vein was removed from his left leg.
    For his post-surgery rehabilitation, Bayliss was moved to Moseley Hall Hospital where standard dressings were used but the left leg cavity wound was not healing effectively.
    Nurses contacted Murandu and Bayliss was given the sugar treatment and within two weeks the wound had drastically reduced in size.
    Bayliss, a 62-year-old electrical engineer, said: "It has been revolutionary. The actual wound was very deep - it was almost as big as my finger. When Moses first did the dressing he almost used the whole pot of sugar, but two weeks later he only needed to use four or five teaspoons."
    Staff Nurse Jonathan Janneman said: "One of the main benefits has been the morale of the patient. He could see the cavity in his leg as well as having been unwell and through operations.
    "But the sugar has given something to hold on to. It is amazing that something as simple as sugar has given him a morale boost - the psychological benefit is up there with the physical benefits," Janneman added.
    So far 35 patients receiving treatment have seen their condition improve, with no adverse effects reported, compared with 16 patients who did not have the treatment.
    Sugar heals wounds faster than antibiotics | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

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    Try Kiwi Manuka honey mate.. even better.

    Try to find UMF 5+ (or higher)... we plan to stock/sell it in Japan. Amazing stuff!


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    I understand what you're saying Dick but where I live I couldn't get the honey you suggest. And as for local honey there's so much of it faked I wouldn't even consider trying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    Try Kiwi Manuka honey mate.. even better.

    Try to find UMF 5+ (or higher)... we plan to stock/sell it in Japan. Amazing stuff!

    Prag, good OP, but I stay with Honey.

    I actually drink a mix of Cider Vinegar and AUSTRALIAN Manuka honey ... Buy Barnes Naturals Apple Cider Vinegar with Manuka 5+ 500ml Online at Chemist Warehouse®
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muddywaters View Post
    Any honey helps. Soldiers used it in ww1
    So did the Roman soldiers,...plus garlic,..part of their pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Muddywaters View Post
    Any honey helps. Soldiers used it in ww1
    So did the Roman soldiers,...plus garlic,..part of their pay.
    As was salt of course. The origin of the word 'salary'.

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    Careful with the Manuka. NZ only produces 1700 tons a year yet over 10,000 tons are sold yearly worldwide. As with any premium products there are a lot of fakes around.

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    ^ True that.

    It's big business here, lots of unscrupulous sellers are cashing in on the Manuka brand. (As we hope to in Japan) 55...

    We will use the real good stuff of course.. no bland, vanilla crap 4 sure! ei ei

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkissedGM View Post
    There is also a new method in the market wherein you can heal wounds easily and safely. It is said to deliver a vaporized purified CO2 to significantly increase oxygenated blood flow, skin perfusion, and strengthen microcirculation for hours at a time. Impaired tissue perfusion denies oxygen and blood flow where it is needed most, preventing the delivery of nutrients, natural pain relief, and slowing the healing process. Few people, however, suffer as much from poor circulation as those with high blood sugar, arthritis, osteoarthritis, venous insufficiency, and cardiovascular complications do.
    If you work for this company, it's no way to push your products.

    If you are genuine in trying to demostrating advancements in Medical Science ... then please 'quote' your source.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Muddywaters View Post
    Any honey helps. Soldiers used it in ww1
    So did the Roman soldiers,...plus garlic,..part of their pay.
    And salt, hence salarium (salary).

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    Pragmatic have a look at Eucalyptus oil could be of benefit and you could make yourself.

    https://www.organicfacts.net/health-...ntial-oil.html

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    With wound healing, what results have you observed with cut and paste?

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    Having grown up in the Tropics I learned fairly quickly that if you didn't wash a wound soon after injury, no matter how trivial it seemed, and treated it with an antiseptic cream, you were more or less certain of developing an infection. A deepish, piercing wound would merit a tetanus jab every time.

    I have never forgotten the lesson and every time I scratch my skin and bleed I immediately wash it clean and apply a dollop of Savlon cream before covering it with a plaster.

    The environment here is paradise for bacterial growth.

    I'm surprised Prag hasn't understood this. The older he gets the less likely he will respond to those i/v drips.

    Prevention, Prag, it's all about prevention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    Prevention, Prag, it's all about prevention.
    Easy to say when you live in a concrete world called Pattaya. The only bacterial infection one's likely to catch there would be around ones dick.
    Whereas the soil out in the sticks is so bacterial polluted it's neigh on impossible not to pick up some infection of sorts in ones hands or feet. As much as I try to prevent it I always seem to get caught. Mainly due to the fact that when I work around the house I'm a little 'gung ho'. Chances are it'll get me in the end. Such is life.

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    Nonsense, you can cut yourself in myriad ways and the risk of bacterial infection from an untreated wound is the same as if you immersed yourself in the sea off Samui, or wherever, or swilled yourself out from the water butt in Nakhon Nowhere.

    My problem when I was a rambunctious juvenile in Singapore was getting mosquito bites on my feet which I scratched and didn't heal quickly in the humid atmosphere of a sweaty monsoon season and turned into blisters that burst in a pus fest which when drained left a hole in your flesh. We were always lectured by nursing staff to treat them with an antiseptic cream and cover, keeping them scrupulously dry and free from contamination airborne or otherwise but.....

    Prag, it's fucking simple really, cut yourself and it bleeds, go home, wash in clean water, dry, treat with antiseptic cream, cover with lint, apply plaster or small bandage and don't get it wet..

    It ain't fucking Dr. Kildare and a fucking internship in the Mayo Clinic.

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    This stuff is the dog bollix. I use it every day, and really not had a skin problem in years.


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    out in the sticks where you are prag, you need to go full bear grylls.


    If you do not have antibiotics and the wound has become severely infected, does not heal, and ordinary debridement is impossible, consider maggot therapy, despite its hazards:

    Expose the wound to flies for one day and then cover it.

    Check daily for maggots.

    Once maggots develop, keep wound covered but check daily.

    Remove all maggots when they have cleaned out all dead tissue and before they start on healthy tissue. Increased pain and bright red blood in the wound indicate that the maggots have reached healthy tissue.

    Flush the wound repeatedly with sterile water or fresh urine to remove the maggots.
    Check the wound every four hours for several days to ensure all maggots have been removed.

    Bandage the wound and treat it as any other wound. It should heal normally.

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    Any cut I get is immediately treated with "Tee tree oil". Never had an infection yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    Prag, it's fucking simple really
    I understand you and I appreciate your concern. Thanks for your advice.

    When I first came here in 2005 I kinda partnered up with poster 'Tiscar'. His treatment for skin injuries was to break open a antibiotic capsule. pour the contents onto his wound and cover with a plaster. I'm not sure it worked but he swore by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lantern
    Any cut I get is immediately treated with "Tee tree oil". Never had an infection yet.
    I'll give it a go. Thanks.

    Tea Tree Oil

    Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of the tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia), which is native to Australia and has antibiotic properties. Tea tree oil is a natural substance that has been deemed effective against MRSA. A study published in the March 1995 issue of the "Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy" showed that all of the strains of staph bacteria tested were not resistant to tea tree oil. These included strains that were resistant to methicillin and mupirocin. While some medical establishments work with tea tree oil, it is available over the counter in most health food stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    out in the sticks where you are prag, you need to go full bear grylls.


    If you do not have antibiotics and the wound has become severely infected, does not heal, and ordinary debridement is impossible, consider maggot therapy, despite its hazards:

    Expose the wound to flies for one day and then cover it.

    Check daily for maggots.

    Once maggots develop, keep wound covered but check daily.

    Remove all maggots when they have cleaned out all dead tissue and before they start on healthy tissue. Increased pain and bright red blood in the wound indicate that the maggots have reached healthy tissue.

    Flush the wound repeatedly with sterile water or fresh urine to remove the maggots.
    Check the wound every four hours for several days to ensure all maggots have been removed.

    Bandage the wound and treat it as any other wound. It should heal normally.
    Fucking useless when septicaemia sets in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    out in the sticks where you are prag, you need to go full bear grylls.


    If you do not have antibiotics and the wound has become severely infected, does not heal, and ordinary debridement is impossible, consider maggot therapy, despite its hazards:

    Expose the wound to flies for one day and then cover it.

    Check daily for maggots.

    Once maggots develop, keep wound covered but check daily.

    Remove all maggots when they have cleaned out all dead tissue and before they start on healthy tissue. Increased pain and bright red blood in the wound indicate that the maggots have reached healthy tissue.

    Flush the wound repeatedly with sterile water or fresh urine to remove the maggots.
    Check the wound every four hours for several days to ensure all maggots have been removed.

    Bandage the wound and treat it as any other wound. It should heal normally.
    Lots of documentation on how urine works to heal and protect the skin.
    Urine is alive and full of stem cell which re-grow damaged tissue.

    The best part; is that you got your own medicine chest with you 24/7 and it is free!

    Of course the big medical/pharma industries would prefer you continue to buy their expensive and often very dangerous chemicals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    out in the sticks where you are prag, you need to go full bear grylls.


    If you do not have antibiotics and the wound has become severely infected, does not heal, and ordinary debridement is impossible, consider maggot therapy, despite its hazards:

    Expose the wound to flies for one day and then cover it.

    Check daily for maggots.

    Once maggots develop, keep wound covered but check daily.

    Remove all maggots when they have cleaned out all dead tissue and before they start on healthy tissue. Increased pain and bright red blood in the wound indicate that the maggots have reached healthy tissue.

    Flush the wound repeatedly with sterile water or fresh urine to remove the maggots.
    Check the wound every four hours for several days to ensure all maggots have been removed.

    Bandage the wound and treat it as any other wound. It should heal normally.
    Lots of documentation on how urine works to heal and protect the skin.
    Urine is alive and full of stem cell which re-grow damaged tissue.

    The best part; is that you got your own medicine chest with you 24/7 and it is free!

    Of course the big medical/pharma industries would prefer you continue to buy their expensive and often very dangerous chemicals.
    Please piss on your brain and report back on the transformation. TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post

    When I first came here in 2005 I kinda partnered up with poster 'Tsicar'.
    Whatever happened to Tsicar, anyway ? I remember him as an intelligent person with eclectic tastes.

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    Didn't he fuck off back to S. Africa?

    He wrote well with a distinctive style that captured the Thai rural dystopia to a 'T'.

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