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Proposed Natural Treatments
Subrahmanyam M. Honey impregnated gauze versus polyurethane film (OpSite) in the treatment of burns-a prospective randomised study. Br J Plast Surg . 1993;46:322-333.
Subrahmanyam M. Honey-impregnated gauze versus amniotic membrane in the treatment of burns. Burns . 1994;20:331-333.
Subrahmanyam M. Topical application of honey in treatment of burns. Br J Surg . 1991;78:497-498.
Keswani MH, Patil AR. The boiled potato peal as a burn wound dressing: a preliminary report . Burns Incl Therm Inj . 1985;11:220-224.
Kartnig T. Clinical applications of Centella asiatica (L.) . Herbs Spices Med Plants . 1988;3:146-173.
Ship AG. Is topical aloe vera plant mucus helpful in burn treatment [letter]. JAMA . 1977;238:1770.
Marshall HM. Aloe vera gel: What is the evidence? Pharmacol J . 1990;244:360-362.
Trevithick JR, Xiong H, Lee S, et al. Topical tocopherol acetate reduces post-UVB, sunburn-associated erythema, edema, and skin sensitivity in hairless mice. Arch Biochem Biophys . 1992;296:575-582.
Trevithick JR, Shum DT, Redae S, et al. Reduction of sunburn damage to skin by topical application of vitamin E acetate following exposure to ultraviolet B radiation: effect of delaying application or of reducing concentration of vitamin E acetate applied. Scanning Microsc . 1993;7:1269-1281.
Darr D, Combs S, Dunston S, et al. Topical vitamin C protects porcine skin from ultraviolet radiation-induced damage. Br J Dermatol . 1992;127:247-253.
Darr D, Dunston S, Faust H, et al. Effectiveness of antioxidants (vitamin C and E) with and without sunscreens as topical photoprotectants. Acta Derm Venereol . 1996;76:264-268.
Traikovich SS. Use of topical ascorbic acid and its effects on photodamaged skin topography. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg . 1999;125:1091-1098.
Eberlein-Knig B, Placzek M, Przybilla B. Protective effect against sunburn of combined systemic ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and d-alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E). J Am Acad Dermatol. 1998;38:45-48.
Fuchs J, Kern H. Modulation of UV-light-induced skin inflammation by D-alpha-tocopherol and L-ascorbic acid: a clinical study using solar simulated radiation. Free Radic Biol Med . 1998;25:1006-1012.
Werninghaus K, Meydani M, Bhawan J, et al. Evaluation of the photoprotective effect of oral vitamin E supplementation. Arch Dermatol . 1994;130:1257-1261.
Gollnick HPM, Hopfenmller W, Hemmes C, et al. Systemic beta carotene plus topical UV-sunscreen are an optimal protection against harmful effects of natural UV-sunlight: results of the Berlin-Eilath study. Eur J Dermatol . 1996;6:200-205.
Lee J, Jiang S, Levine N, et al. Carotenoid supplementation reduces erythema in human skin after simulated solar radiation exposure. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med . 2000; 223:170-174.
Stahl W, Heinrich U, Jungmann H, et al. Carotenoids and carotenoids plus vitamin E protect against ultraviolet light-induced erythema in humans. Am J Clin Nutr . 2000;71:795-798.
Garmyn M, Ribaya-Mercardo JD, Russel RM, et al. Effect of beta-carotene supplementation on the human sunburn reaction. Exp Dermatol . 1995;4:104-111.
Wolf C, Steiner A, Honigsmann H, et al. Do oral carotenoids protect human skin against UV erythema, psoralen phototoxicity, and UV-induced DNA damage? J Invest Dermatol. 1988;90:55-57.
Mathews-Roth MM, Pathak MA, Parrish J, et al. A clinical trial of the effects of oral beta-carotene on the responses of human skin to solar radiation. J Invest Dermatol . 1972;59:349-353.
Donati L, Ziegler F, Pongelli G, et al. Nutritional and clinical efficacy of ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate in severe burn patients. Clin Nutr . 1999;18:307-311.
Han CM. Changes in body zinc and copper levels in severely burned patients and the effects of oral administration of ZnSO4 by a double-blind method [in Chinese; English abstract]. Chung Hua Cheng Hsing Shao Shang Wai Ko Tsa Chih . 1990;6:83-86, 155.
Berger MM, Spertini F, Shenkin A, et al. Trace element supplementation modulates pulmonary infection rates after major burns: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr . 1998;68:365-371.
Araneo BA, Shelby J, Li G-Z, et al. Administration of dehydroepiandrosterone to burned mice preserves normal immunologic competence. Arch Surg . 1993;128:318-325.
Molan PC. Potential of honey in the treatment of wounds and burns. Am J Clin Dermatol . 2001;2:13-19.
Jull AB, Rodgers A, Walker N. Honey as a topical treatment for wounds. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008;4:CD005083.
Jull AB, Cullum N, et al. Honey as a topical treatment for wounds. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015;3:CD005083.
- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 12/2015
- Update Date: 12/15/2015