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By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Posted: January 11, 2011
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This invention describes a composition and methods for alleviating or eliminating wounds and/burns by providing an effective amount of one or more copper, zinc and copper-zinc compositions topically. The copper constituent and zinc constituent, which may be cations, may be combined within a single molecule or used individually in separate molecules during topical application to treat wounds or burns. For example, copper and zinc constituents may be topically applied simultaneously to the skin in order to combine the catalytic properties of each constituent. Moreover, the copper and zinc constituents may be topically applied in the same molecule to combine the catalytic properties of each constituent. Accordingly, the combined application of copper and zinc constituents in the same topical treatment provides enhanced wound and/or burn healing biological activity than the use of either constituent alone.