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L-Mesitran Border

Honey hydro-gel dressing

L-Mesitran® Border is a honey-hydrogel pad that donates moisture to rehydrate dry tissue. The dressing is a sterile, semi-permeable dressing containing 30% Medical Grade Honey, as well as an acrylic polymer gel and water, with a polyurethane film backing.

L-Mesitran Border provides antimicrobial action and increased patient compliance.


Product Benefits

  • The honey-hydrogel pad donates moisture to rehydrate dry tissue
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Contains 30% Medical Grade Honey
  • Absorbs atleast 7 times its own weight of wound fluids
  • Suited to wounds which need exudate locked away
  • Follows contours of wound bed to keep contact with wound surface
  • Adhesive film backing allows dressing to be fixed securely
  • Helps to maintain a moist wound healing environment
  • It will stay on the skin in the wettest conditions
  • Showerproof

‘The antimicrobial efficacy of medical grade honey’ symposium EWMA, 2020

Clinical Evidence

Key clinicals




Smaropoulos, E. and Cremers, N.

Medical grade honey for the treatment of paediatric abdominal wounds: a case series

Journal of Wound Care, 2020, 29 (3)


Smaropoulos, E. and Cremers, N.

Treating severe wounds in paediatrics with medical grade honey: A case series

John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Clinical Case Reports,
2020, 8 (3)


Zbuchea, A.

Honey, Food and Medicine: Scientific Rationale and Practical Efficiency in External Administration of Medicinal Honey for Wound Healing

Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology B, 2017


Stephen Haynes, J. and Callaghan, R.

Properties of honey: its mode of action and clinical outcomes

Wounds UK, 2011, 7 (1)



L-Mesitran Border is indicated for low to moderate exuding wounds, including:

  • Chronic wounds e.g pressure ulcers, venous and diabetic ulcers
  • Superficial and acute wounds e.g. cuts, abrasions and donor sites
  • Superficial and partial thickness burns (1st and 2nd degree)
  • Fungating wounds
  • Acute wounds e.g. donor sites, surgical wounds, cuts and abrasions


L-Mesitran Border is contraindicated for:

  • Individuals with known sensitivity to the dressing or its components
  • Heavily exuding wounds
  • Full thickness burns
  • Deep, narrow cavities or sinuses


Applying L-Mesitran Border*

Applying L-Mesitran Border

  1.  Inspect and if necessary, cleanse the wound as per local protocols
  2.  Ensure the gel pad overlaps the edges of the wound by approximately 1cm
  3.  Remove the sterile dressing from the pouch
  4.  Peel back half of the plastic protective liner
  5.  Gentle place the gel side of the exposed gel over the wound, while removing the second half of the platic protective   liner
  6.  Once it is fully in place, remove the paper liners from the top of the dressing
  7.  Make sure the dressing is secured in placed
  8.  Inspect the wound and the surrounding tissue regularly

Frequency of use

The dressing can remain in place for up to 5 days, dependent upon the amount of exudate.

Change the dressing prior to it becoming saturated with exudate or if it has been comprimised

Single patient use only.

Ordering Details

Description Size Piece per box Product code PIP code NHS code
L-Mesitran Border 10 x 10cm 10 512.10 314-0985 ELZ128
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