The latex-free, sterile wound dressing is ideal for uninfected wounds, ulcers of full to partial thickness, and stage II, III, and IV decubitus. Hydrocolloids are used on uninfected chronic and acute wounds and can be used for several days depending on the amount of exudate and wound condition. Hydrocolloids are used on uninfected chronic and acute wounds and can be used for several days depending on the amount of exudate and wound condition. Due to the hydrocolloid properties, the dressing can be worn safely for up to several days, depending on the wound condition.
What is a hydrocolloid dressing used for?
Hydrocolloid dressings with self-adhesive edges severely limit the ability to adapt the band-aid to the unique size and shape of the wound. Hydrocolloid band-aids protect uninfected wounds and enable the body’s own enzymes to support the healing process. They adhere to the burn wound on their own and create a moist environment by trapping water in the matrix and thus promoting wound healing. A hydrocolloid dressing is a type of dressing that provides a moist and isolated healing environment.
Unfortunately, this means that hydrocolloid dressings do not adhere securely to wounds without support. In fact, wounds covered with hydrocolloid dressings heal faster if they are not regularly exposed to air.
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