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What is a foam dressing? Foam dressings are bandages that cushion the wound and are often made from polyurethane material with open cells that re ... [read more]
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3M Tegaderm - Round Foam Adhesive Dressing

  • Water resistant
  • Highly absorbent, yet breathable
  • Round shape is recommended for elbow and heel wounds
  • Adheres to dry or moist skin
  • Soft spoke design makes application easy
From $37.66

Mepilex Border Flex Lite Sterile Self-adherent Soft Silicone Foam Dressing

  • A thin, comfortable, all in one foam dressing that conforms to the body
  • Moisture and bacteria proof film backing
  • Reduces the risk of maceration
  • Adheres gently and securely to dry, intact surrounding skin
  • Does not adhere to moist wound bed
  • Sterile bordered foam dressing
  • Latex free
From $17.57

Molnlycke Mepilex Ag - Antimicrobial Soft silicone Foam Dressing

  • Minimizes risk of maceration and helps reduce odor
  • Releases silver for up to 7 days
  • Use under compression bandages
  • Begins to work within 30 minutes
  • Lift and adjust without loss of adherent properties
From $13.65

Mepilex Border Flex - Self-Adherent Soft Silicone Foam Dressing

  • 3" x 3", Box of 5, Case of 14 boxes
  • 4" x 4" and 6" x 6", Box of 5, Case of 10 boxes (50)
  • Adheres securely but gently
  • Can be removed without causing further trauma to the wound
  • Maintains a moist wound environment to promote healing
  • Promotes comfort during wear
  • Moisture proof and bacteria proof film backing
  • Latex free, water-proof, silicone foam
From $21.49

Allevyn - Hydrocellular Foam Dressing

  • Waterproof
  • Creates a moist wound environment
  • Foam dressing can be cut to fit dress wounds in awkward areas
  • Highly absorbent wound dressing that will not break down in exudates
From $5.82

Allevyn - Gentle Border Wound Dressing

  • Promotes faster healing
  • Cost effective wound dressing
  • Longer wear time to minimize pain and trauma
  • Gentle adhesive for easy removal
From $49.39

Molnlycke Mepilex - Foam Heel Dressing

  • Conforms to any shaped heel
  • The pad will not stick to the wound
  • Absorbs exudate and prevents maceration
From $73.38

Molnlycke Mepilex Lite - Foam Dressing

  • Conforms to the body
  • Maintains moist wound environment
  • Reduces the risk of maceration
  • Minimizes pain and trauma to the wound during dressing changes
From $23.70

Allevyn - Gentle Border Lite Dressing

  • Promotes faster healing
  • Cost effective wound dressing
  • Silicone Gel adhesive for easy removal
  • Gentle Border Lite dressings mold to body contours
From $27.85

Aquacel - Foam Dressing with Adhesive Border

  • Gentle silicone border is designed to adhere to surrounding skin not wound bed
  • Vertical wicking prevents lateral spread of fluid, reducing risk of maceration
  • Skin friendly adhesive supports simple application and removal
From $68.98

Molnlycke Mepiform - Soft Silicone Dressing (Scar Treatment Therapy)

  • Conforms to body contours
  • Waterproof with UV protection
  • Average wear time between dressing changes are 3-7 days
  • Clinically proven to reduce scarring
From $21.49

Allevyn Life - Hydrocellular Foam Dressing

  • Quadrilobe shape allows for patient to shower with ease
  • Creates a moist wound environment
  • Minimizes visual impact, making it less noticeable under clothing
  • Provides cushioning and helps spread pressure evenly across the wound
  • Lock away core allows for longer wear time and less waste
From $49.39

Molnlycke Mepilex Border - Sacrum Foam Dressing

  • Latex free
  • Can be repositioned
  • Use on medium to high exuding wounds
  • Minimizes pain and skin damage during dressing changes
From $12.70

Molnlycke Mepilex - Silicone Foam Dressing

  • Wear up to 7 days
  • Suitable for use beneath compression dressings
  • Absorbs exudate and minimizes the risk of maceration
  • Lift for wound inspection without losing adhesive properties
From $30.79

DeRoyal Polyderm GTL - Silicone Foam Sacral Dressing with Border

  • Sterile
  • Latex free
  • Tapered edges
  • Absorbent foam pad
  • Silicone gel adhesive is ideal for sensitive skin
From $9.07

Allevyn - Gentle Border Sacrum Dressing

  • Wide adhesive border
  • Ideal for delicate skin
  • Reduces risk of infection
  • Unique shape and 3 slits for proper fit
From $12.20

Allevyn - Adhesive Hydrocellular Foam Dressing

  • Soft cushioned pad
  • Adhesive border for security
  • Waterproof and bacteria resistant
  • Creates a moist wound environment
From $75.83

Aquacel - Non Adhesive Foam Wound Dressing

  • Waterproof wound dressing
  • Film backing allows excess moisture to evaporate, preventing maceration
  • Absorbs exudate and creates a gel
  • Antibacterial barrier
From $82.68

Optifoam Gentle - Silicone Faced Foam Dressing

  • Primary or secondary use
  • Latex free and sterile
  • Can be cut to size
  • Low friction dressing
From $72.72

Polyderm GTL Silicone Foam Non-Bordered Wound Dressing

  • No border, sterile dressing
  • Ideal for patients with sensitive or fragile skin
  • 10 per box, Case of 3 boxes (30)
  • Available in 2" x 2" and 4" x 5"
From $33.54

ConvaTec Aquacel Pro Foam Sacral Dressing

  • 8" x 7"
  • Box of 5
  • Adhesive silicone hydrofiber sacral foam dressing
  • Peri-wound protection, no lateral spread
  • Defends against skin breakdown and maceration
  • Nurtures skin and creates an environment to support healing
From $77.79

Medline Optifoam Gentle LQ Silicone-Faced Foam Sacral Dressing

  • Optifoam gentle silicone-faced foam sacral dressing with liquitrap super absorbent core
  • Waterproof film acts as a bacterial barrier to support healing
  • Skin friendly silicone adhesive minimizes trauma while reducing pain upon wear or removal
  • Indications: partial and full-thickness wounds; contraindications: third-degree burns
  • Intended for shallow, deep wounds with moderate to heavy drainage
  • 7 day max wear time
  • Latex free, waterproof outer layer, foam
  • Available sacral sizes: 7" x 7" or 9" x 9"
  • Box of 5
From $51.81

What is a foam dressing?

Foam dressings are bandages that cushion the wound and are often made from polyurethane material with open cells that retain fluid. They are designed not to stick to a wound and do not produce lint. Foam dressings are highly absorptive, which makes them a good choice for wounds that produce moderate to heavy exudate.

Additional Information

Foam dressings help maintain a warm, moist wound environment that encourages proper healing. They cushion wounds and protect against bacteria. Foam bandages can be used on infected wounds, but are not suitable for use on burn wounds. These dressings are available with or without an adhesive border. Bandages with an adhesive border are also known as island dressings. If you use an island dressing, it is important that the foam bandage covers the entire wound and should cover an additional 2-3 inch of surrounding skin. Be sure that the adhesive does not come into contact with any part of the wound, as this can damage it and delay healing. If you choose to use a dressing without adhesive, you will need to secure it with skin-friendly tape or a bandage wrap. Mepilex is a popular brand of foam dressings and they make several styles to choose from.

Many foam wound dressings either have a silicone contact layer and/or a silicone backing. The silicone contact layer is designed to prevent the bandage from adhering to the wound. This reduces pain during bandage removal and lowers the risk of damaging the wound bed. A silicone backing creates a waterproof barrier that shields the wound from outside moisture and contaminants. Silicone dressings reduce the risk of skin maceration by absorbing excess wound exudate. Another benefit of most silicone dressings is that they can be removed and repositioned if necessary without losing their adhesive properties.

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