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Tumeric as a Wound Dressing?

Posted Feb 19 2010 12:00am

This nice elderly Chinese gentleman with a hand wound became a patient over a month ago. Like many Asian patients he uses some Eastern remedies in his daily life.

I have not seen the use of tumeric before for open wounds. This gentleman has been using it regularly for this hand wound as a dressing. He does not wish to have the wound treated with a skin graft. It is taking a while to heal and it is hard to tell if this is because of the tumeric, his age or use of the hand as he walks with a cane.

Some Eastern remedies seem to work pretty well. I am not sure this is one of them, but it is his hand.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

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