Store at room temperature. Due to the nature of honey, it can solidify at cold temperatures & become liquidized at warm temperatures. If the product has hardened, warm between hands to soften before use. If the product has become too liquidized, place in a colder place such as a fridge for a few minutes. Actilite® is a single use product. If used on more than one patient, cross-contamination or infection may result. Opening the dressing pack compromises the sterile barrier. Any unused dressings should be discarded.
- Although the honey is not absorbed into the blood stream, we advise monitoring the levels of patients with diabetes. Do not use if allergic to bee venom.
- Discomfort can be experienced when honey is applied, depending on sensitivity of the wound it may be necessary to consider an appropriate level of analgesia. The initial discomfort usually subsides, however if it does continue, discontinue use and irrigate the wound with saline solution.