Algivon Dressings- An Ideal Dressing for Infected Wounds

The Algivon Dressings are made of Manuka Honey and are ideal for wet wounds as these have a capacity to absorb and so the honey present in these dressings stays at and around the wound site for longer. These are available in ribbon shapes as well for ease of use on cavity wounds. For more details about this effective wound care product, get in touch with us at Wound Care.

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What are Algivon Dressings?

Made of Alginate fibers with 100% Manuka Honey these Algivon Dressings enable sustained and slower release of honey present in them.

These are available in two types:

  • Algivon Dressings- Containing 100% Manuka Honey, these are suitable for wounds that have low or moderate exuding property. The alginate fibers help in gradual release of honey and is effective for all infected, surgical wounds etc. Maintains the healing environment and possess anti-inflammatory as well as anti-bacterial properties.
  • Algivon plus Dressings- These are reinforced in order to maintain the integrity of the dressing and are available in ribbon shape providing an ease to be used on cavity wounds. Like any other Algivon dressings, it consists Manuka Honey and have the ability to absorb the exudate.

Benefits of Algivon Dressings

  • Made of Alginate Fibers- This helps in gradual release of honey present in these dressings and so keeps the dressing soft and conformable, thereby reducing pain sensation experienced by patients.
  • Osmotic Effect- The Algivon Dressings draws away all the harmful tissues away from the wound site.
  • Slow Ability to absorb Exudate- Honey does not get washed away with the exudate from the wound site.
  • Anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory- It is non-cytotoxic and as it has low concentrations of Advancis Manuka honey it maintains it's anti-microbial properties.
  • Maintains Clean and moist environment- This facilitates faster healing of chronic wounds.

Where to use Algivon Dressings?

  • Algivon dressings are ideal for cavity related wounds.
  • These are beneficial for use on infected and surgical wounds. Also, helpful in curing wounds for people suffering from diabetic ulcers, for burns, graft sites and fungating tumors.
  • Debriding and de-sloughing large areas of necrotic and sloughy tissue too is achieved by using Algivon Dressings.

Where not to use Algivon Dressings?

  • Sugar patients should take precautions while using Algivon Dressings. Due to acidification of honey, the dressing can cause pain in the patients.

Precautions to be taken before using Algivon Dressings

  • Algivon Dressings should be stored at room temperature as otherwise these dressings have a tendency of solidifying in cold temperatures and become more liquid in warm temperature.
  • In case the dressing has become hard, try rubbing it by keeping it between your hands so that it softens before being applied on the wound.
  • Keep it the Fridge in case the dressing becomes too liquid. However, this should be only for few minutes so that it does not harden
  • If you suffer from Diabetes, closely monitor the blood sugar level, as due to the acidification of honey, many patients can experience pain.

Wound-Care.co.uk is the leading online retailer for medical dressings, including different types of Algivon dressings. Visit our online portal to purchase the Algivon Dressings.

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