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What is an alginate dressing? An alginate dressing is a natural wound dressing derived from different types of algae and seaweed. These non-woven ... [read more]
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Derma Sciences Medihoney - Calcium Alginate Wound and Burn Dressing

4105
  • Sterile
  • Contains 95% active leptospermum honey
  • Helps lower pH in wound bed for optimal healing
  • Maintains a moist wound environment
From $15.47

Medline - Maxorb II Alginate Wound Dressing

  • Primary dressing
  • Ideal for moderate to heavily exudating wounds
  • Prevents skin maceration
  • Wear up to 7 days
From $50.67
Description

What is an alginate dressing?

An alginate dressing is a natural wound dressing derived from different types of algae and seaweed. These non-woven dressings are made from soft fibers that can absorb up to 20 times their weight in fluid.


What are alginate dressings used for?

Alginate dressings are commonly used on wounds producing a significant amount of exudate. Some examples include pressure ulcers, diabetic wounds, and partial thickness burns.


Additional Information

Many alginate dressings contain sodium and calcium, which absorb large amounts of exudate to prevent maceration. These dressings form a gel when ithey come into contact with drainage. Alginates conform to the shape of the wound, allowing all areas to heal. They protect against bacterial infection while maintaining a moist healing environment. Alginate dressings are naturally biodegradable.

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