Introduction: The exact number of wound cases is difficult to determine; however, in a country like India, with a population of over 1 billion, there are around 700,000-800,000 burn admissions per year. With availability of various products for dressing this study intends to compare honey dressing v/s silver sulfadiazine at our institute.
Materials and Methods:
Type of study: Prospective Observational
Study design: Cross Sectional Study
•Age: more than 18 years
•Gender: Both male & female
Study duration: 12 Months
Study centre: Department of Surgery, Dhiraj General Hospital
Study sample size: In present study, we have enrolled total 40 patients.
Results: Out of total 40 patients 57.50% were male and 42.50% were female and all the patients were divided into two groups i.e. Honey group and SSD group. Mean age of all the enrolled participants was 59.91 ± 9.89 years. Mean healing days required was significantly less in honey group compare to mean healing days required in SSD group, i.e. 12.47±4.15 vs. 15.78±5.78. We found p value was 0.000 which is highly significant.
Conclusion: Honey dressings is superior to Silver sulfadiazine (SSD) in chronic ulcer and burns, in terms of decreased morbidity, economy, patient well-being and speedy rehabilitation.