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I have heard that the use of honey can be painful.

MEDIHONEY® has a low pH and helps to lower the overall pH of a wound. This provides wound healing benefits. But due to this change in pH some individuals experience a stinging sensation when MEDIHONEY® is applied. If stinging occurs it can last for several minutes but may last longer. If you experience any pain, your healthcare provider may suggest an analgesic which should be taken approximately 30 minutes before your dressing is changed. If the analgesic does not stop the stinging, your healthcare provider might try a different version of MEDIHONEY®, such as the MEDIHONEY® HCS dressing. If you are still uncomfortable, remove the dressing, cleanse the wound, and consult your healthcare provider.