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Helpful Tips from Inclusive Excursions: Sugar

-Keep Sugar in Your First Aid Kit!

Have you ever noticed that pure granulated sugar never molds or goes bad?  That’s because bacteria does not grow in sugar. Instead, it is known that sugar actually dehydrates bacteria, so it cannot survive. Applying sugar to a wound may actually prevent a serious infection!  

Once the bleeding stops, place a thin layer of sugar on the wound and cover loosely. Granulated sugar draws moisture from the wound, which prevents growth of bacteria.  (  

Be mindful that punctures should be left open, and please know that this is not replacement for medical advice; however, when you’re out in the woods or far from help, a bag of sugar may prove resourceful for treating wounds.

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