By: Terry Graedon October 10, 2011 31 Comments
    Old-Fashioned Sugar Remedy Heals Persistent Woun…

    Q. I have been an amputee for 48 years. I've been struggling with a pressure sore on my stump for two and a half years. My wound had staph bacteria almost to the bone. I tried all of the modern-day me…

    By: Terry Graedon July 17, 2010 33 Comments
    Sugar and Iodine for Bedsores

    Q. I graduated from nursing school in 1986. My first job was in long-term care. Unfortunately, we had a few patients with large bedsores. We were told to mix up a batch of sugar and Betadine gel so we…

    By: Joe Graedon October 8, 2007 5 Comments
    Old-Time Wound Treatment Helps Pets

    Q. You recently wrote about using sugar for slow-healing wounds and bedsores. As a nurse, I learned years ago that the best way to use this home remedy is to make a thick paste of antibiotic ointment …

    By: Joe Graedon September 17, 2007 90 Comments
    Sugar Speeds Wound Healing

    Q. My father developed a bedsore on his back around the beginning of the year. It became infected months ago and has healed somewhat. My dad is on hospice care. They were using a "wives'-tale" remedy …