Remedy: Sugar (table sugar)
Sugar - a natural antibiotic and effective treatment for wounds and intractable ulcers. How to use it as a wound or ulcer remedy. Excellent skin antibiotic. Research and evidence.
Comment posted by AlisonR of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia on 10 April 2018 at 18:49 4977
I know a deckhand who had a spur fish bone spike deep into the flesh beside the thumb nail and then broken off. He had to continue working out over the continental shelf with the infected, increasingly swollen thumb. Looking really nasty but skipper was loathe to go to shore to get it operated on. Instead, he packed icing sugar down into the weeping thumb and after a day the bone spike came out. We suspect the sugar somehow made it come out. The infection also rapidly improved.
Comment posted by Tobias of Umzimkulu, Natal, South Africa on 1 April 2018 at 17:5 4970
I had a nasty cut on my arm from a sharp barbed wire fence wire that I walked into. I washed it on getting home, and covered it with a large plaster. Two days later it was red, swollen and painful. When my grandmother saw it, she pulled out the tea sugar tin, and covered my wound with a thick layer of sugar as much as she could heap on the cut until it was falling off onto the table. Then she put a dry dressing on top and bandaged it up. Every night she changed the dressing and put on more sugar. Even after one day the pain and swelling was better. A week later it was clearly healing and a good scab was forming. I think the sugar makes it heal faster. After a month the scab had gone and there was very little scarring.