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Alginate dressings are used for covering the wound; the fibers of alginate dressing are exclusively made from various kinds of seaweed and algae. Deep sores can be healed and packed by using these effective dressings. For those wounds which cause a large amount of exudates, alginate dressing is best for recovery. Medical practitioners prefer to apply it on wounds like full thickness burn, split thickness graft donor spots, chronic ulcers, refractory Decubiti, Mohs surgery defects and surgical wounds because calcium alginate dressing is highly effective. Patients and their caretakers can easily apply it at home without any difficulty.
Calcium Alginate dressings come with biodegradable features which minimize the pain and bacterial infections; thus, they are ideal for any kind of wound care. Alginate dressing provides protection to a large area of the particular body region by covering the dead space while their fibers hold moist until the wound heals. Even minor bleeding can be controlled by these soft alginate fibers as it has the ability to cover the wound drainage. Wound care material should be trouble-free in application and removal; these dressing are easy to apply and remove and also to promote healing.


Alginate Dressings Characteristics:

Alginate Fibers.

Soft and parched fibers of Alginate dressing have the ability to keep the wound tissues moist, and absorb the drainage and fluids coming from wounds. Its fibers have biodegradable features which prevent the wound or region of injury from any outside contaminations and ensures the reduction of bacterial infections. Calcium Alginate wound care fibers are highly effective plus absorbent and they encourage the sterility of wounds.

Dressing Contribution In The Healing Process

Calcium Alginate dressings protects the wounds such as deep sores which are producing great amounts of exudates and contribute in their healing process.  Alginate fibers contain gel which stops lateral wick of exudates, thereby minimizes maceration.

Wound Care Dressing

Wound care requires such a material which does not leave residue, as any residue might damage the new tissue and the fertile injury; thus the calcium alginate dressing minimizes the need of medical assistance. Alginate dressing prevents peri-wound skin from dust and contamination that might infect the wound. Alginate dressing covers the whole wound and its sterile fibers protect the tissues from any kind of damage. Although, there is a vast variety of traditional wound dressing available in different shapes and sizes, but different tests prove that calcium alginate dressings provide a higher level of absorbency as well as extreme wetness control strength.

Useful In Foot Care Treatment

For many years Alginate dressings have been applied for foot care; for example, in cases of lesions and in the fissures treatment, hyper Granulation Tissue, Sinus drainage, Inter digital Maceration and Heloma Molle. These highly effective and absorbable Alginate dressing have been exclusively advised by the professionals, to be used for the treatment of tropic and diabetic foot ulcers, which cannot be treated with any other type of dressing.

Extension Designed Dressings

Alginate dressing are useful in a variety of situations, because these dressings have been designed into such extension pads which can be used for covering larger cavities of injuries. The procedure for applying the dressing involves checking and understanding, with the advise of a medical consultant, about the type of injury and its appropriate application on the patient's body.

Comfort And Requirement Of Changing

Calcium alginate dressings are proven to be useful also for burn injury of any type, as they are easy, quick and trauma free changeable dressings. Medical tapes can be used to hold the calcium alginate dressing and keep them off the healthy tissue. Daily changing of alginate dressing is not required in some cases, but only the deep sore or those wounds which excrete a great deal of exudates are in the need of a regular change. Since the applying and removing of this wound care dressing is very easy, so patients and their care taker can conveniently change it at home. While changing, it is important to gently wash the wound with saline solution and scrub the wound edges to remove small particles of calcium alginate fibers.

Alginate Dressings

Minimal Price: $ 1.33 1.33