Manuka honey dressing: An effective treatment for chronic wound infections

Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Jan;46(1):55-6. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2006.09.013. Epub 2006 Nov 20.


The battle against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) wound infection is becoming more difficult as drug resistance is widespread and the incidence of MRSA in the community increases. Manuka honey dressing has long been available as a non-antibiotic treatment in the management of chronic wound infections. We have been using honey-impregnated dressings successfully in our wound care clinic and on the maxillofacial ward for over a year.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local / therapeutic use*
  • Bandages
  • Honey*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methicillin Resistance*
  • Middle Aged
  • Staphylococcus aureus* / drug effects
  • Surgical Wound Infection / microbiology
  • Surgical Wound Infection / therapy
  • Wound Infection / microbiology*
  • Wound Infection / therapy*


  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local