Foam Dressings: All-rounders for Small Wound Care

Traditional gauze dressing is no longer playing an absorption effect after absorbing liquid, and it will paste with the wound after drying. When changing the medicine, it would cause pain, and might tear and damage the fibrous cells and capillaries fragile tissues on the surface of the wound, the drainage is also insufficient. This dressing is very unsatisfactory. The ideal dressing should be the one that can prevent dehydration, avoid damage wounds, and have sufficient pores for water evaporation and necessary gas exchange, in order to promote wound healing and make this easier, painless, without any complications, and can meet the standard requirements for any kind of open granulation wounds drug replacement. That is, silicone foam dressing is very close to this ideal standard, which is safe, cheap, non-adhesive, and drainage smoothly.


1. Frequently prepare foam dressings at home


Who will not have some small wounds in our daily life? Children are always curious, they run around, it is inevitable to fall, bump and scratch the skin; the office staff might cut by paper edges occasionally, or cut their fingers with a pair of scissors; it is also easy to be scalded by the lid and water vapor, or pull a small wound accidentally in the kitchen, and so on.


In view of these possible scenes, you can consider preparing some trauma dressings for your family, such as a medical wound care dressing, that is, foam dressing. While absorbing exudates, it can maintain a wet environment that can accelerate wound healing, so that epidermal cells can better regenerate, migrate and crawl, and heal faster.


Therefore, foam dressing has been widely used in wound care, and has been sufficiently welcome and recognized by nursing staff since the 1970s. At present, there are already a lot of foam dressing products on the market. It is a foam dressing composed of the waterproof outer layer and the absorption foam pad. In addition to nursing wounds by the performance of the foam dressing, it can also play a role in waterproofing, blocking bacteria, pasting and tearing it without damaging skin. The applicability is also wide: daily trauma such as grazes, scalds, lacerations, incised wounds, etc., all can use the foam dressing to deal with.


2. Advantages of silicone foam dressing


Silicone foam dressing like bordered silicone foam dressing has porous structure, low surface tension, non-adhesive wound, good breath ability and high elasticity, soft, plastic, lightweight and stable physical and chemical properties. These advantages make it suitable for medical dressing materials and widely used in clinical surgery. This foam dressing can fill and cover the wounds completely, which has a soft pressure effect and will not slide on the wound. The foam structure has the fluffy pipe drainage effect on the surface of the wound and the dressing. On the one hand, the soft pressure on the foam produces a capillary gravity, this gravity has the effect of absorbing liquid and exudates, and also can transfer macro-molecular particles including germs.


On the other hand, it has the effect of reducing edema and wound tissue pressure. This can promote the improvement of microcirculation and help the growth of granulation tissue, which can prevent the inflammatory response from spreading. The silicone foam dressing wouldn’t adhesive to the wound surface, which can reduce the dressing stimulation of wounds. The newborn tissue structure of the blood vessels is protected and the pain is controlled to the minimum. Because the patient can change the medicine at home, it also reduces the cost of going to the hospital for wound treatment. In addition, silicone foam dressing is non-toxic, there is no carcinogenic effect found in a large clinical using.

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