K. N. Choudhary1 Pradeep Soni2 Raghuraj Singh3
The healing of chronic ulcers with honey vs. betadine in adult subjects attending surgical OPD in CIMS, Bilaspur, C. G. was compared. 30 subjects were randomized into two groups i.e. honey and betadine dressing groups. Dressing was done on alternate day basis for a period of 2wks. The main outcome observed was improved healing at 2 wks. Wound healing was assessed at 1wk interval. 12 out of 15 subjects in the honey treated group achieved improved healing as compared to 05 out of 15 subjects in the betadine treated group. Honey dressing was found to be highly effective in achieving healing in chronic ulcer as compared to betadine.