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Skin Integrity and Pressure Injuries

Alternative Organic or Herbal Treatments

For a variety of reasons, including the critical concern of antibiotic resistance, availability of alternative organic or herbal treatments will be a welcome addition to the toolkit to manage pressure injuries. As with other disease populations that are susceptible to pressure injuries, individuals with SCI need to keep their wounds dry, and bacteria-free in a simple and cost-effective way without negative side effects. This section reviews three alternative treatments including Medihoney®, a Chinese herbal ointment (CFSRO), and a powdered arginine supplement.

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