Manuka honey used to fight hospital bugs: Medical devices and tubes could be wiped with the honey to stop bacteria building up



Medical tubes and devices can be kept free from superbugs by smearing them with a type of honey, a study has found.
Manuka honey, which has long been used as a remedy against infections, stopped bugs building up on catheters in tests.
Around 100 million urinary catheters are used around the world, but they carry a high infection risk.
The honey, which comes from Australia and New Zealand, stops ‘biofilms’ – a goo consisting of a mixture of different types of bacteria – building up on the device.
The research found that it was particularly effective against a dangerous form of E. Coli... read more

 
27 September 2016 in Health, Views: 33
Source: Daily Mail
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