Telfa pads are wound dressings made from soft non woven cotton gauze. Covidien refers to these dressings as "ouchless" due to the non-adherent base layer. This prevents the pad from sticking to your wound and will not disrupt healing tissue. Each Telfa pad is individually wrapped in a peel-open package for sterility. A Telfa bandage is best suited for lightly exuding wounds. This primary dressing is available with or without an adhesive border. It is important to follow your doctor's recommendation when it comes to purchasing wound dressings.
If you use a dressing that does not have an adhesive border, it will need to be held in place with a secondary dressing such as a bandage wrap.