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Wound dressings

Kick-start the healing process - with the right wound dressing

If a simple adhesive bandage does not work, then dressings come into the spotlight. In terms of the number of items, the wound dressings category is one of the leaders on Few other categories have more products than this one. This is also due to the versatility of the products. After all, not all wound dressings are the same.

Different superpowers

Inactive wound dressings are those that work in a similar way to conventional household plasters. These include simple gauze and non-woven dressings. They absorb wound secretions and are also designed to protect the injured flesh from germs, dirt and impact. This category also includes greased wound mesh and gauze. They do not absorb blood, pus or wound fluid, but their composition ensures that the injury and wound dressing do not stick together. This would hinder the healing process. Activated charcoal dressings bind odors and have an antibacterial effect. Inactive dressings are suitable for so-called dry wound treatment and are used if the injury is likely to heal easily.

Interactive wound dressings promote a moist skin climate. This is intended to support healing by preventing the material from sticking to the injury, preventing scarring and providing ideal care for chronic wounds. This category includes hydrocolloid wound dressings, those with hydrofibers or hydrogels. The latter can soften scabs, while hydrocolloids and hydrofibers react with excess wound secretions to form gel - such as the blister plaster. Alginates work in a similar way, are usually made with components of brown algae and are particularly suitable for heavily oozing wounds. Products containing silver make life difficult for germs. They are also hypoallergenic and therefore well tolerated. Patients can wear a silver wound dressing for several days in a row.

You will also find foam dressings in our wound dressings category. They are water-repellent but can drain off wound secretions. They are used for burns, pressure sores and diabetic feet.

Manuka honey has an antibacterial and cell-renewing effect. However, anyone who is allergic to bees and bee products should look for an alternative wound dressing.

Our FAQs about wound dressings:

What is a wound dressing?

This term is used to describe products that are used to treat larger or deeper injuries. Depending on the type of wound, the dressing can be dry, be moist or become moist, absorb wound water, repel it, drain it away or convert it into gel.

How often do I need to change my wound dressing?

This depends on the type of wound care. In principle, it is recommended to change dressings at least once a day. However, dressings with silver can remain where the injured person has applied them for several days in a row. Wound dressings that have become wet or dirty during washing or showering should be replaced immediately.

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