Originally Posted by uccomama
FWIW, I totally agree with momto l&a. Just make sure the honey is raw and unheated.
I third, or er fourth the recommendation for honey. Honestly, there are so many recommendations on this thread, but even if you can't get any for this wound, I would recommend a jar of raw honey in every house for wounds in general. I remember reading about doctors packing raw honey around wounds that are stubborn and won't heal. I also read they are awesome for burns.
The first time I used it was when I got a bad steam burn on my arm. This burn was about the size of a 50 cent piece. Even though I rinsed it in cold water right away and put ice on it, it wouldn't stop throbbing. I tried aloe and other things but it kept throbbing. It was starting to look "wet" like it would peel and get blistery and wouldn't stop hurting. Finally, remembering what I read, I smeared a bunch of honey over the area and for lack of things to cover it up, I saran wrapped my arm. It was a gooey mess under there but within a few minutes, my arm stopped hurting. I wore the saran wrap the whole evening and rinsed off the honey before bed. The bright redness had subsided a bit, no blisters had formed, and it no longer throbbed. I went to bed with it uncovered and the next day it was turning brown and wasn't hurting anymore. I've been using honey ever since as a wound dressing and my wounds seem to heal much faster than ever.