Gel-Based Wound Care Dressing
A hydrogel consists of a gel-based wound care dressing which protects and provides a moist wound-healing environment and helps remove dead tissue from the wound bed during the healing process. Consisting of a gel in the form of a sheet, impregnated gauze, or a gel that takes the form of the wound, hydrogel wound dressings are designed to hold moisture in the surface of the wound. With it’s high moisture content, hydrogels also help to prevent bacteria and oxygen from reaching the wound, thereby providing a barrier against infections. Hydrogel dressings can be used for lightly exuding or granulating wounds but are not generally suitable for already infected or heavily exuding wounds.
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