Management of Non-Healing Ulcer with topical application of Marham-i-‘Asal - A case study
The wounds which fail to progress through a timely sequence of repair or that proceed through the wound healing process without restoring anatomic and functional integrity are referred as chronic non-healing wounds. This study was conducted on a 50-year old male patient with a painful non-healing ulcer on the medial malleolus of the left lower limb caused by the use of hot water bag during harsh winter in Srinagar. The size of the wound was 2x2 cm on assessing the wound profile. The wound was treated with the application of an ointment made with the combination of powder of Astragalus sarcocolla and Honey in equal amounts. The ointment was applied twice a day on the wound for 20 days. After 7 days of daily application, there was a considerable reduction in the size of wound and significant improvement in other symptoms like pain and tenderness. The ulcer was completely healed in a time period of 21 days. The present case reports that, the ointment prepared with Astragalus sarcocolla and Honey is a cost effective treatment for chronic non-healing wound.
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