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Colostrum & Wound Healing


Introduction: Deep wounds are extending deeper, across deep fascia into muscles or deeper structures. Understanding of nutrition, immunology, psychological issues, the physiology and the metabolic interactions require for optimal treatment of deep wounds. Wound dressing plays one of the important roles in wound healing. Newer type of wound dressings - Biological dressings like colostrum powder, collagen granules create the physiological interface between the wound surface and environment which is impermeable to bacteria.

Aim: To compare the efficacy and safety of colostrum dressing and conventional dressing in deep wounds.

Materials and Methods: Data was collected from all patients with deep wounds (stage II-IV), admitted during the period of April 2013 to March 2014, considering the inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Results: Less number of dressings, short healing time, rapid healing and decrease pain seen in colostrum dressing group compared to conventional dressing group.

Conclusion: Colostrum powder dressings are safe, promoter of wound healing, more patient compliance in terms of less pain, less number of dressing required. This treatment though found to be more expensive than conventional dressings; results indicate that colostrum powder dressings may be used as an adjunct in management of deep wound.

Kshirsagar AY, Vekariya MA, Gupta V, Pednekar AS, Mahna A, Patankar R, Shaikh A, Nagur B. A comparative study of colostrum dressing versus conventional dressing in deep wounds. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2015 Apr;9(4):PC01-4. article pdf


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