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Re: RC: Sugar and Iodine (was First Aid Kit)

At 07:43 PM 3/20/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>>  - What's the sugar supposed to do with the iodine?
>It's called "sugardine".  I've got an article about it an a farrier's
>journal.  The sugar literally "feeds" the cells in the area and helps
>them grow quickly to heal the wound.  Seems like in the article I had it
>was used to help heal a deep split in a hoof quickly.  A nurse friend
>said she'd seen Drs. use it.  Sounds disgusting, looked it too.

Huh. the explanation I'd heard was that the sugar was so hypertonic it
didn't allow bugs to grow in the area.

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