The healing power of leptospermum honey is the key ingredient in the Derma Sciences Medihoney products. Medihoney wound care products such as the gels and pastes and calcium alginate are used through all phases of the wound healing process. Clinicians choose Medihoney first to help lower pH in the wound beds while promoting a moist wound environment for optimal wound care and first aid. Medihoney is ideal for diabetic foot ulcers, leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, burns, donor sites, traumatic wounds and surgical wounds. Medihoney helps manage moderate to heavily exuding wounds.
How does Medihoney work? The honey is impregnated into a calcium alginate dressing. As the wound fluid, blood or tissue enters the dressing, the honey is released. The dressing absorbs and forms a gel, which creates an optimal honey-healing environment. Wound dressings are easily removed without disrupting the wound bed. Medihoney is a hydrogel, and Express Medical Supply carries additional hydrogel wound care products in our medical supply store. ConvaTec's DuoDerm and SAF-Gel are wound gels used in the management of chronic or acute wounds, pressure ulcers, stasis ulcers, burns, abrasions and tears. SAF-Gel stays in place and provides a moist wound environment to help the healing process. DuoDerm is a hydroactive sterile gel that works by interacting with wound exudate without damaging newly-formed tissue. DuoDerm wound paste is used in conjuction with a secondary dressing.
Dynarex hydrogel wound dressing contains Vitamin E and aloe vera. This gel wound dressing helps maintain a moist wound environment for the management of ulcers, burns, abrasions, skin irritations and peristomal care. Dynarex hydrogel promotes autolytic debridement and won't leave your skin feeling greasy.
Smith and Nephew Solosite wound gel is water-swellable. This allows it to absorb wound exudate while remaining gel-like until saturation. Solosite is ideal for minor burns, superficial lacerations, cuts, abrasions, venous ulcers, surgical incisions, diabetic foot ulcers and stage III/IV pressure ulcers. Some of the features of Solosite are the non-cytotoxic formula. It is cost-effective and comes in a multi-dosage size.