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What is a hydrocolloid dressing? A hydrocolloid dressing is a thin, flexible bandage that uses your body's enzymes to hydrate the wound and promo ... [read more]
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3M Tegaderm - Thin Hydrocolloid Dressing

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  • Wear up to 7 days
  • Will not break down or leave residue behind
  • Keeps the wound moist
  • Ideal for partial thickness ulcers, donor sites, and superficial wounds
From $19.61

3M Tegaderm - Hydrocolloid Dressing

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  • Waterproof
  • Wear up to 7 days
  • Inner layer absorbs drainage quickly, usually within 48 hours
  • Outer layer is breathable and quickly releases moisture vapor
From $22.21

Comfeel Plus - Ulcer Care Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing

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  • Color change feature indicates the optimal time for dressing changes
  • Adhesive technology keeps dressing securely in place, yet allows easy removal
  • "No touch" system allows easy application while wearing gloves
  • Low to medium exudate level
From $40.84

Comfeel - Round Hydrocolloid Dressing

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  • Adhesive outer border keeps dressing in place, even over bony prominences
  • Allowing excess moisture to evaporate while maintaining the proper moist healing environment
  • Residue free removal help prevent irritation
  • "No touch" system allows for easy application while wearing gloves
  • Low to medium exudate level
From $31.01

Comfeel Plus - Clear Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing

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  • Thin, flexible design and built in measurement grid allows for easy measurement and visualization
  • "No touch" system allows easy application while wearing gloves
  • Low profile design minimizes edge roll
  • Low exudate level
From $21.18

Convatec AQUACEL EXTRA - Hydrofiber Dressing

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  • Two layer dressing stitched together for strength and durability
  • Does not contain ionic silver
  • Maintains a moist wound environment
  • For moderate to highly exuding wounds
From $9.78

DuoDerm CGF - Square Hydrocolloid Dressing

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  • Non-adhesive wound dressing
  • Sterile wound dressing
  • Retains moisture for quick healing
  • Protects against external contamination
From $41.36

DuoDerm Extra Thin - Square Hydrocolloid Dressing

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  • Waterproof barrier
  • Removes easily
  • Primary dressing with an adhesive border
  • Flexible and comfortable
  • Works well on hard to reach areas
From $56.38

DuoDerm Signal - Square Hydrocolloid Dressing with Border

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  • For light to moderate exuding wounds
  • Border tapers to help prevent roll-ups
  • Low friction backing minimizes dressing catches and shears
  • Flexible and conformable wound dressing with visual change indicator
From $34.63

Medline Exuderm - 4" x 4" Odorshield Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing

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  • Reduces odors
  • Wear up to 7 days
  • Low residue formula
  • Protects against bacterial contamination
  • Absorbs light to moderate wound exudate
From $40.32

Hollister Restore - Extra Thin Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing

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  • Translucent dressing
  • Individually wrapped
  • Flexible wound dressing
  • Use as a primary or secondary dressing
  • Works well on hard to reach areas (elbows and heels)
From $20.35

DuoDerm Signal - Oval Hydrocolloid Dressing with Border

  • Dressing is flexible and can be molded into place
  • Creates a moist environment to help heal wounds faster
  • Tapered adhesive border that prevents the dressing from rolling or bunching
  • Transparent dressing with change indicator
From $47.05

DuoDerm Signal - Hydrocolloid Sacral Dressing with Border

  • Protects the sacral region and heals pressure wounds
  • Border tapers to prevent roll up
  • Flexible dressing with a visual change indicator
From $115.38

DuoDerm Signal - Hydrocolloid Heel Dressing with Border

  • Waterproof
  • For light to moderately exuding wounds
  • Adhesive tapered border that prevents the dressing from rolling up
  • Visual change indicator
From $113.31

DuoDerm Extra Thin - Oval Hydrocolloid Dressing

  • Waterproof
  • Removes easily without damaging the wound
  • Outer film helps keep wound moist
From $33.60

DuoDerm CGF - Square Hydrocolloid Dressing with Border

  • Adhesive wound dressing
  • Dressing create a gel like consistency when exudate is absorbed
  • Helps wounds heal quickly
  • Waterproof
From $32.04

DuoDerm CGF - Triangular Hydrocolloid Dressing with Border

  • Removes easily and does not damage skin
  • Available sizes are 4" x 5" and 6" x 7"
  • Primary dressing with an adhesive border
  • Protects from bacteria and external contamination
  • Triangle shaped bandage for hard to dress areas
From $65.69

DuoDerm Signal - Triangle Hydrocolloid Dressing with Border

  • Waterproof
  • Change indicator line
  • Adhesive border tapers to prevent roll up
  • Primary dressing that can secure Aquacel dressings
From $48.60

Aquacel Rope - Hydrofiber Dressing

  • Maintains a moist wound environment
  • Use on moderately to highly exuding wounds
  • Can be cut to fit and conforms to woundbed
From $14.44

3M Tegaderm - Hydrocolloid Thin Dressing with Border

  • Flexible dressing conforms to the wound
  • Hydrocolloid adhesive for easy application
  • Film dressing provides a protective barrier
  • Can be worn up to 7 days
  • Ideal for abrasions, ulcers, and burns
From $39.29
Description

What is a hydrocolloid dressing?

A hydrocolloid dressing is a thin, flexible bandage that uses your body's enzymes to hydrate the wound and promote healing. When the bandage comes into contact with exudate, it absorbs it and turns it into a gel. This encourages autolytic debridement.


What is a hydrocolloid dressing used for?

Hydrocolloid dressings are best used on wounds producing light to moderate exudate. They are often used to treat surgical incisions, leg ulcers, and pressure injuries, and more. Hydrocolloid dressings should not be used on infected wounds unless otherwise instructed by your doctor.


How do hydrocolloid bandages work?

Hydrocolloid bandages contain special gel-forming ingredients such as carboxymethylcellulose or pectin. The gelling action creates a moist environment, helping the wound to heal.


Additional Information

Hydrocolloid bandages often have a polyurethane backing that creates a waterproof seal over the wound. This backing blocks out dirt, bacteria, and other contaminants. Most hydrocolloid dressings can stay on the wound for up to one week, allowing the wound to heal without being disturbed by frequent dressing changes. These bandages do not adhere to the wound, which greatly reduces pain when changing the bandages.

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