well thats going to leave a mark.....lol but all kidding aside you will all thank im full of horse pucky but im putting 2 cents in. any way i had an old indian tell me on a fresh wound like that i aint kidding about this. he told me to pack it with sugar to start leave it for a day then clean it with viniger real good then put honey on it and rap it. the sugar puts a glaze on the flesh and the apple cider viniger cleans it with alot less sting than detadine. the honey has natural bacteria that helps in heeling. and in the summer shake pepper on it to keep the flies away. i wouldnt beleave it if i didnt see it myself.
I think you have a great method whatarush! I wrote a big response, but my computer timed out
. I'm not a tree hugger, but I believe that when it comes to patching up, nourishing, or caring for an organic being, the answer should be organic. The Apple cider vinegar acts as a disinfectant, the honey serves as a protective coating, and it keeps the moisture in the healthy tissue. Just make sure to remove the dead tissue to ensure the wound has a proper start to healing, otherwise it will suffocate the healthy tissue causing an accumulation of cell growth->ugly scarring and prolonged healing period.
Also make sure to clean the wound daily as the high sugar content could feed bacteria.
A wound that is deep should be covered as best as possible so it doesn't collect debris/bacteria which may cause infection.
I found a great bit of info on sugar treatment for wounds at http://www.smtl.co.uk/WMPRC/DressingsTimes/vol3.2.txt
Quoted from above "The authors noted near complete debridement followed by the rapid formation of granulation tissue and eradication of bacterial infection after an average of 7.6 days of treatment."
In short, the sugar clears out dead tissue and debris and creates an environment for quick cell reproduction, the ACV disinfects and conditions, and the honey provides a barrier that keeps moisture in and bacteria out!
Great feedback whatarush, and Good luck Tif!!