Healers in Africa have been putting crushed sugar cane on wounds for generations. A study was conducted testing sugar on patients with bed sores, leg ulcers and amputations before dressing the wounds.
Results showed sugar can reduce pain and kill bacteria that slow
healing. Sugar is hygroscopic, meaning it naturally absorbs water
which the bacteria need to survive. Sugar is also much cheaper than
many antibiotics. Try giving that cut a sprinkle of sugar before
putting on a band-aid.