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Medical-Grade Honey: A Promising Alternative to Antibiotics for Preventing Infections after C-Section​

Caesarean section (C-section) is a common surgical procedure performed when vaginal delivery is not possible or safe. While the procedure is generally safe, there is a risk of postoperative complications, including infection at the incision site. Antibiotics are often prescribed to prevent infections after C-section, but they can have adverse effects, and antibiotic resistance is a growing concern.

A recent study published in the journal “Antibiotics” has found that medical-grade honey can enhance the healing of C-section wounds and is similarly effective to antibiotics combined with povidone-iodine in the prevention of infections. The study was conducted in Mali and included 766 patients who had undergone a C-section.

You can find the whole study and more information here: