Use of Tilapia skin for burn treatment in both humans and animals
Author(s):
Indhuja R.B, Mahalakshmi A
Keywords:
Bioactive properties, healing period, Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), pain medications, xenograft.
Abstract
The fifth most common nonfatal injuries are burns, they are caused due to various reasons, for example, electric shocks, fire accidents. Burns doesn’t seem to be common only in humans even animals endure the severe pain as humans experience. Normally the healing period for superficial partial-thickness burns is three weeks whereas partial-thickness burns take over three weeks to heal. Since the healing time is too long it is considered as one of the major drawbacks. Tilapia fish skin has been used to treat burns because of its bioactive properties. Humans and animals are treated and cured with Tilapia skin when it is used as a therapeutic option. The utilization of Tilapia skin as a xenograft for animals and humans cuts down the curing time and minimizes the usage of pain medication. Tilapia skin was used on humans and animals like ponies, dogs, cats, lions, and bears. when these species were treated with Tilapia skin, the healing time was observed to be reduced by several weeks. It was also found that the Tilapia skin had good adherence to the wound bed and no adverse and complicated side effects were observed.
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Unique Paper ID: 153724

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 8

Page(s): 416 - 419
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