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Fact 3 | Putting sugar on a wound reduces pain and speeds up the healing process

To help heal seriously infected wounds, some surgeons have revived a 4,000-year-old treatment.¬†Born on the battlefields of ancient Egypt: they pack the depths of treacherous wounds with sweet substances like sugar. Dressings made of sugar and honey, favored by healers throughout history, fell into disfavor with the development of antibiotics …

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