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How do silver wound dressings work? A silver wound dressing contains ionic silver, which is slowly released into the wound when the dressing come ... [read more]
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AQUACEL Ag Advantage Enhanced Hydrofiber Dressing

1462
  • Ionic silver kills harmful bacteria and yeasts
  • Ag Extra is 9x stronger and 50% more absorbent
  • Maintains a moist wound environment
  • For moderate to highly exuding wounds
From $21.69

Molnlycke Mepilex Ag - Antimicrobial Soft silicone Foam Dressing

1987
  • 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 $15.01

Medline Silvasorb - Hydrogel Silver Antimicrobial Wound Gel

3251
  • Effective for up to 3 days
  • For partial and full thickness wounds
  • Non-Stinging and nonstaining wound healing gel
  • Antimicrobial Silvasorb wound gel with ionic silver
  • Not recommended for people who are senstive to silver
From $9.26

Medline Silvasorb Sheet - Silver Hydrogel Antimicrobial Wound Dressing

3636
  • Sterile
  • Use up to 7 days
  • Ideal for lighy to moderate draining wounds
  • For partial and full thickness wounds
  • Non-Stinging and nonstaining wound healing gel
From $24.28
Description

How do silver wound dressings work?

A silver wound dressing contains ionic silver, which is slowly released into the wound when the dressing comes into contact with bacteria or exudate. This helps reduce inflammation, treats existing infection, and prevents new infection from forming.


Additional Information

Silver antimicrobial dressings are used for the treatment of infected wounds. The ionic silver kills bacteria and helps heal wounds faster than bandages without ionic silver. Silver dressings are typically kept on the wound longer than other types of dressings, up to two weeks. This reduces the amount of times you have to change the dressing. Silver bandages are often used to treat burns, ulcers, and surgical wounds. Be sure to talk to your doctor to determine the best treatment plan for your wound.

Silver dressings are available in the form of foam dressings, wound gels, hydrofiber, and more. Silver foam dressings are soft silicone pads that are impregnated with ionic silver. This type of bandage keeps the wound moist to facilitate healing. It can be secured using a bandage wrap. Silver wound gel is a clear viscous hydrogel that delivers moisture where it is needed while still absorbing excess exudate. It is a primary dressing and works best when combined with a secondary dressing over top to keep the gel in place. Hydrofiber dressings consist of a soft absorbent fabric that turns into a gel when it comes into contact with wound exudate. The unique structure contours to the wound bed and reduces maceration.

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