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Management of Diabetic Leg Ulcers using Traditional Mixed DHSc dressing: A Case Study


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1 Graduate Nursing School, The Institute of Nursing Muhammadiyah Pontianak, Indonesia
 

The treatment of chronic wounds using honey has been widely studied, and sea cucumber has been used for the treatment of diabetic wounds. In addition, dates (Phoenix dactylifera) have been used for wound healing. This study applied a mixed dressing of these three ingredients, referred to as DHSc (dates, honey and sea cucumber). The aim of this study was to evaluate the speed and effectiveness of the use of DHSc dressings for healing diabetic wounds. A case of a male patient with an infected diabetic ulcer on the left lower tibia that extended to the dorsal area is presented. Results: Mixed DHSc dressings were found to be effective for the treatment of chronic wounds, and they achieved wound healing in less than 12 weeks. The wound bed showed good contraction and healthy granulation with no side effects, evidence of infection or maceration. Thus, researchers concluded that DHSc mixed dressings are suitable for the treatment of diabetic ulcer patients in a clinical setting.

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Diabetic Ulcers, Honey, Phoenix dactylifera, Sea Cucumber.
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Suriadi Jais
Graduate Nursing School, The Institute of Nursing Muhammadiyah Pontianak, Indonesia

Abstract


The treatment of chronic wounds using honey has been widely studied, and sea cucumber has been used for the treatment of diabetic wounds. In addition, dates (Phoenix dactylifera) have been used for wound healing. This study applied a mixed dressing of these three ingredients, referred to as DHSc (dates, honey and sea cucumber). The aim of this study was to evaluate the speed and effectiveness of the use of DHSc dressings for healing diabetic wounds. A case of a male patient with an infected diabetic ulcer on the left lower tibia that extended to the dorsal area is presented. Results: Mixed DHSc dressings were found to be effective for the treatment of chronic wounds, and they achieved wound healing in less than 12 weeks. The wound bed showed good contraction and healthy granulation with no side effects, evidence of infection or maceration. Thus, researchers concluded that DHSc mixed dressings are suitable for the treatment of diabetic ulcer patients in a clinical setting.

Keywords


Diabetic Ulcers, Honey, Phoenix dactylifera, Sea Cucumber.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/jnr%2F2021%2F27280