Impregnated Dressings


Silver Impregnated Dressings

Silver impregnated dressing is one of the most popular types of impregnated dressings. It has anti-microbial properties and helps in preventing the bacteria and other harmful contaminants from spreading throughout the wound. Silver is usually paired with alginate or foam dressings to improve the bacteria-fighting capabilities of the dressings. Also, silver proves to be a healthier option as compared to other chemical agents because it produces fewer toxic metabolites.

Honey Impregnated Dressings

Honey impregnated dressing is used to treat abrasions, cuts and many other injuries. Just like silver, honey also has a wide range of applications, but its working is a little different. There is an acid found in honey that slightly increases the oxygen level, making the wound bed incompatible with most forms of the bacteria.

Petrolatum Impregnated Dressings

Petrolatum impregnated dressing is made up of soft, fine and conformable gauze impregnated with white petrolatum. The properties of white petrolatum reduce trauma to wounds during dressing change. Petrolatum dressing helps in packing the full thickness wounds without adhering to the wound bed. It provides a moist wound environment conducive to healing.

Hydrogel Impregnated Dressings

Hydrogel impregnated dressing helps in rehydrating sloughy or necrotic tissue. It promotes autolytic debridement and provides a moist wound healing environment. This type of dressing is recommended when a sterile and moist packing is required for full-thickness wounds.

Iodine impregnated dressings

Iodine impregnated dressing is composed of iodine which is a powerful disinfectant. It destroys the bacteria present in the wound bed and helps in faster wound recovery. Dressings impregnated with iodine work best in treating low-level burns and chronic ulcers.