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    what's a "dressing" ? Is it a pad?

    the people who told me this just ask me to use cotton swab to dip some and apply it to the wound
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Hopping View Post
    what's a "dressing" ? Is it a pad?

    the people who told me this just ask me to use cotton swab to dip some and apply it to the wound

    Yes a dressing is basically a pad. Something like a plaster is also a dressing:

    https://www.convatec.co.uk/wound-ski...cal-dressings/

    When I have used Manuka honey, it's been as you say, a clean cotton swab and apply to the wound. It's not often that we need to use a dressing and then bandage over the top to keep the dressing in place. It's often impractical with rabbits anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Hopping View Post
    what's a "dressing" ? Is it a pad?

    the people who told me this just ask me to use cotton swab to dip some and apply it to the wound
    Yes, it's a pad like dressing




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    Here's an update: I put the honey on every 12 hr. or so. I don't know if there is such a thing as too much honey. But eventually it forms a big patch of honey the size of a small coin. Today, Bobby pull the non sterile pad off. It's possible the pad is stuck to the honey. So he could pull the honey off. Regardless, all I have left is the un-heal skin but no blood. There is new wet skin fragment on it. So it looks like new skin is trying to grow, but I don't understand why it is wet and is in very small fragment. It could because Bobby pull it out prematurely. Just a guess.

    So in a way, back to square 1.

    I know it's only been a few days. Should I just apply the honey and leave it as a light coat of seal instead of applying it twice a day? How often do you guys refill / add the honey?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Hopping View Post
    Here's an update: I put the honey on every 12 hr. or so. I don't know if there is such a thing as too much honey. But eventually it forms a big patch of honey the size of a small coin. Today, Bobby pull the non sterile pad off. It's possible the pad is stuck to the honey. So he could pull the honey off. Regardless, all I have left is the un-heal skin but no blood. There is new wet skin fragment on it. So it looks like new skin is trying to grow, but I don't understand why it is wet and is in very small fragment. It could because Bobby pull it out prematurely. Just a guess.

    So in a way, back to square 1.

    I know it's only been a few days. Should I just apply the honey and leave it as a light coat of seal instead of applying it twice a day? How often do you guys refill / add the honey?
    If I have used the MH for an abscess then the abscess is flushed out prior to each application.

    If I am using MH on a wound then I use the MH dressings. These do not get so sticky and new skin formation does not get pulled away as the dressing is removed.

    I have no idea if this would be an option for treating a chronic wound on a Rabbit, please dont try it without seeking professional advice Jason !! I may be talking out of my backside as usual.

    https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/...s/8271.article

    http://www.piersonsurgical.co.uk/kerecis.html



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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Hopping View Post
    Here's an update: I put the honey on every 12 hr. or so. I don't know if there is such a thing as too much honey. But eventually it forms a big patch of honey the size of a small coin. Today, Bobby pull the non sterile pad off. It's possible the pad is stuck to the honey. So he could pull the honey off. Regardless, all I have left is the un-heal skin but no blood. There is new wet skin fragment on it. So it looks like new skin is trying to grow, but I don't understand why it is wet and is in very small fragment. It could because Bobby pull it out prematurely. Just a guess.

    So in a way, back to square 1.

    I know it's only been a few days. Should I just apply the honey and leave it as a light coat of seal instead of applying it twice a day? How often do you guys refill / add the honey?

    When I have used Manuka Honey for abscesses, I simply fill the cavity with honey and then leave it. I do 'clean' the abscess twice daily, but the honey has either dripped away or been absorbed so the only cleaning to be done is removing any possible pus. The warmth of the body will warm and therefore soften and 'melt' the honey.

    Did the vet ask you to use dressings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    When I have used Manuka Honey for abscesses, I simply fill the cavity with honey and then leave it. I do 'clean' the abscess twice daily, but the honey has either dripped away or been absorbed so the only cleaning to be done is removing any possible pus. The warmth of the body will warm and therefore soften and 'melt' the honey.

    Did the vet ask you to use dressings?
    no, I didn't talk to the vet lately. He prescibe that white cream that is anti-bacterial, and since I use that for 3+ weeks and it's going nowhere, I stopped using it and switch over to honey the other day.

    the wound is not really an abscess, so there is nothing to drain. It's just his most outer skin not grow back. And there is no blood.

    I am just hoping that outer skin to grow back. It's not a deep wound, just the outerskin is not there.
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    Jane, where's this Kerecis at local store? I can't find it in Canada. Shouldn't this be something available everywhere? have you try it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Hopping View Post
    Jane, where's this Kerecis at local store? I can't find it in Canada. Shouldn't this be something available everywhere? have you try it?
    No, I have not tried it and as I said, please dont do so without first seeking professional advice.

    It may be very difficult for your Rabbit's skin lesion to heal given that from what you have said there is no active blood supply to the area.

    http://www.lifeextension.com/Protoco...Trauma/Page-02

    https://www.unitypoint.org/livewell/...7-10d3f735bcc7


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    ''About Kerecis

    Kerecis develops regenerative technologies based on fish skin and Omega3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. The initial Kerecis product, Kerecis Omega3 Wound, has been approved by the FDA and European regulatory authorities for wound healing. The technology is patented in the United States and multiple other countries. The Kerecis wound-healing product has a Medicare Q code Q4158, allowing it to be easily identified and processed by Medicare and private insurance companies. Production takes place in the Kerecis manufacturing facilities in Iceland. For more information, visit
    www.kerecis.com. Distributor inquiries are welcome.

    Contact
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    408-370-1243''


    https://www.canadianinsider.com/role...ced-wound-care



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    the wound is caused by the not-healing of the outer skin. The thickness of the outer skin is very thin, say about the thickness of a piece of paper, or may be a little bit thicker. There is no blood.

    So yesterday, I put the Manuka honey on, and as you can see today, the wound area is coated w/ honey. And it is this small wound that is not healing.

    (the red spots on the towel are blackberry juice)

    https://imgur.com/a/i7k2k

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