The Role of Alternative Therapy in the Management of Partial Thickness Burns of the Face - Experience with the Use of MEBO Compared with Silver Sulphadiazine

Ang ES, et al. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2002; 29(1): 7-10
The use of MEBO for partial thickness burns of the face resulted in similar healing rates compared to that achieved with silver sulphadiazine dressings.  It is a cheaper alternative, both in terms of hospital costs and consumables, but required increased manpower time for dressing.  It is easier to apply and allows better assessment of the progress of the underlying wound healing compared to silver sulphadiazine.  This suggests that MEBO is a useful alternative modality in the management of partial thickness burns of the face.