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RODRIGUEZ RAMIREZ, Rafael  y  GONZALEZ TUERO, Jaime Humberto. Alternative methods for treating patients with infected wounds. MEDISAN [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.4, pp.503-514. ISSN 1029-3019.

The available literature on the use of some natural substances that were used since ancient times for treating injured people due to initial traumatisms was reviewed. Eventually, knowledge transmitted from one generation to another led to the employ of them in order to disinfect surgical wounds and cure or heal up ulcers, sloughs, and burns, among other injuries. Honey, sugar, and peloids, specifically mud, have become an effective therapy to avoid infections and restore wounds, achieving better results than those derived from using industrial products and other alternative methods, since they are less expensive and easy to apply, they provide a beneficial action without combining them with antibiotics or healing compounds.

Palabras clave : natural substance; alternative therapeutic method; peloidtherapy; wound; infected surgical wound; healing.

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