Hydrocoll Dressing-Semipermeable and Gelatin Free Dressing

What Is Hydrocoll Dressing?

A hydrocolloid dressing is a dressing with a semipermeable polyurethane backing which is impermeable to bacteria and water. It is self-adherent and gelatin-free in which the hydrocolloid particles soak the wound secretions. It changes into a gel to help keep the wound moist.

Hydrocoll Dressing

Forms of Hydrocoll Dressing Are as Follows:

  • Hydrocoll Dressings 5cm x 5cm, Pack Size 10
  • Hydrocoll Dressings 7.5cm x 7.5cm, Pack Size 10
  • Hydrocoll Dressings 15cm x 15cm, Pack Size 5
  • Hydrocoll Dressings 10cm x 10cm, Pack Size 10
  • Hydrocoll Concave Dressing 12cm x 8cm, Pack Size 10
  • Hydrocoll Sacral Dressing 12cm x 18cm, Pack Size 5

Benefits of Hydrocoll Dressing?

The benefits of Hydrocoll dressing are as follows:

  • The wearer is very comfortable when applied as the material is highly-flexible
  • Suitable for the wet treatment of wounds
  • Positions perfectly on the wound through transparent Hydrocoll
  • Due to the hydrocolloid matrix, there is no gel left in the residue of the wound
  • Has a great absorptive capacity
  • Edges are flat which ensures that the dressing is seated perfectly
  • Composed of a waterproof layer which protects the wound from moisture as well as dirt
  • Ambulatory patients can even shower while wearing this bandage

Where to Use Hydrocoll Dressing?

  • Suitable at those wound sites where the granular process has been stalled or is not progressing satisfactorily
  • For the treatment of light to moderately exuding wounds
  • Available in concave shape for the parts which are difficult to dress


Some of the recognised precautions are as follows:

  • It should not be strictly used in the places of sores in muscles and tendons
  • People having allergies should take care while using this dressing

These are some of the points which need to be considered while you decide to use this dressing. For more information, you can visit the website Wound-Care.

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