In the process of wound treatment, there are many different types of dressings. According to clinical research, there is one dressing that not only can be used alone but also often used in combination with other dressings to create an excellent environment for wound protection. It can be said that it is one of the most commonly used dressings in the dressing industry, and it is hydrocolloid dressing. So what makes it so charming? Let's take a look together.
Hydrocolloid dressing is made of low sensitivity water-based adhesive and polyurethane or polyurethane foam that contacts the wound surface. It creates a moist healing environment on the wound surface, which can reduce pain, form a layer of moist gel, inhibit bacterial infection, and promote wound healing.
I. Hydrocolloid dressings are excellent products for preventing stage I and II pressure ulcers
1. Barrier function: directly reduce local friction and shear forces.
2. Decompression function: reduce skin soaking and friction caused by urine and sweating, as well as bedridden turning.
3. Cushioning function: maintain good blood circulation in the compressed area.
II. Hydrocolloid dressings leave no residue on the wound surface and have no sticky feeling when removed
Traditional hydrocolloid dressings leave a large amount of sticky gel on the wound surface after removal, which requires time-consuming and repeated washing and is not easy to observe changes in the wound. They can cause skin allergies if used for a long time. The at home medical supplies like hydrocolloid dressing can be removed with no gel residue on the wound surface, eliminating the need for repeated washing and making it easier to observe the wound changes.
III. Hydrocolloid dressings have greater and faster absorption capacity
The internal structure of the at home medical supplies like dressing is improved and specially contains CMC particles. It is recommended for stage II sub-ulcers mild to moderate exudative wounds, can be left for several days, and is less replaceable. The presence of pus can hinder the healing process of wounds, as pus contains a large number of dead cells and bacteria. Hydrocolloid dressing has super hydrophilic factor, which can absorb 5 times its weight in liquid, so as to quickly absorb the pus when the wound has it, ensuring the recovery environment of the wound.
IV. Hydrocolloid dressings help wounds heal quickly
Related research has proven that the wound healing process in moist environment is twice as fast as that in dry environment. In addition, wounds in moist environment can avoid scab formation and scarring. Some at home medical supplies like hydrocolloid dressings are designed in a disk shape and can fully adhere to the wound surface, forming a moist and closed environment around the wound. At the same time, the characteristics of the semi-permeable membrane can maintain air permeability and isolate bacteria in the air.
V. Hydrocolloid dressings have a super fit design, making them more invisible
Hydrocolloid dressings have a patented design that can better adhere to the skin and are not afraid of cosmetics or face washing. Women can use cosmetics after surgery and go out without concealing.