When and How to Use Aquaform Hydrogel Dressings for Wound Care

What is Aquaform Hydrogel Dressing?

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Hydrogel dressings have been widely in use for almost 60 years by physicians world over. These help regulate the fluid control on a wound surface that assists in healing the layers. Although hydrogels are made with a variety of compounds, but generally they are made of water, suspended in a gel base to provide adequate amount of moisture to assist the wound in healing.

The tissues thus eventually debride, granulate, and heal completely. Some of the hydrogel dressings are aimed at providing a cooling effect to the wound while helping to reduce any pain that may come about from the skin and wound surface healing.

 

Where do we apply Hydrogel Dressing?

Hydrogel dressing isn't suitable for wounds with a lot of exudate (or fluid), but they are beneficial in healing a lot of other wounds, including:

  • Minor burns
  • Painful wounds
  • Abrasions or severe scrapes
  • Wounds with granulated tissue development
  • Wounds with partial thickness
  • Wounds with prominent thickness
  • Wounds arising out of radiation skin damage
  • Dry wounds

 

Types of Hydrogel Dressings

Containing 90% water in a gel base, Hydrogel dressing helps to monitor fluid exchange from within the wound surface. Hydrogel dressing generally comes in three different forms:

  • Amorphous Hydrogel - a free-flowing gel, distributed in tubes, foil packets and spray bottles
  • Impregnated Hydrogel: typically saturated onto a gauze pad, nonwoven sponge ropes and/or strips
  • Sheet Hydrogel: a combination of gel held together by a thin fiber mesh

 

When to Change Hydrogel Dressing?

It is advised to change hydrogel dressings once in every 4 days or before coming in too close contact with the injury site. It is evident by looking at the dressing for a change due to the abundance of fluid collected that could be an indication that the wound is receiving too much hydration.

 

Wound-care.co.uk is a popular name in the list of healthcare management supplies. Its extensive range of quality wound dressings, bandages and tapes ensure that your wound is free of injection and heals in no time. All the supplies are manufactured following industry best practices.

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