Hydrocolloid dressing is one of the commonly used functional dressings. It is not only widely used in clinical wound treatment, but also in daily life. For example, hydrocolloid dressing is used for small wound care, and hydrocolloid acne patch is used for local treatment of acne.
Functional dressings are mainly used for wound treatment to promote wound healing, and are also widely used in the field of phlebitis prevention; small acute wounds are the time for wound dressings to play a role. Although hydrocolloids have been widely used, these do not mean that you have a deep understanding of hydrocolloids.
1. How much liquid can hydrocolloid dressing absorb?
The liquid absorption capacity of hydrocolloid dressing waterproof varies greatly among the products of different manufacturers, and is closely related to the length of its use. Hydrocolloid dressing is not suitable for moderate to highly exuding wounds. Hydrocolloid dressing is essentially a moisturizing dressing that absorbs and locks exudate to maintain a moist environment. It has a certain exudate absorption capacity, but not strong, and is only suitable for low to moderate exudate wounds.
2. The role of hydrocolloid dressing in the prevention and treatment of scars
Silicone dressings are well established for preventing and treating scars, but what about hydrocolloids? A prospective study found that in the process of treating scars with large hydrocolloid dressing, the patient's itching and pain were significantly relieved two months later, the flexibility of the scar was also increased, and the pigmentation was also reduced, indicating that hydrocolloid dressing can relieve the symptoms of scars . Is it very powerful?
3. Can hydrocolloid dressing relieve pain?
Pain is one of the hallmarks of superficial wounds, especially during dressing changes. The results of a prospective study showed that hydrocolloid dressing waterproof can better relieve the pain of patients, in addition, it can also make the donor site wound heal faster. The exact mechanism of pain relief by hydrocolloid dressing is not very clear, but some studies have also given some explanations, such as nerve endings feel less pain in a moist environment, and the tightness of hydrocolloid dressing allows it to better protect the wound bed, etc. .
4. Is there any difference between different brands of hydrocolloid dressing products?
The answer is yes. There are many differences in the structure, ductility, exudate management ability, breathability and other aspects of the products of different companies. There are many products on the market, but few studies have conducted comparative studies on different brands of products. The possible reason is the lack of uniform standards for dressings. The hydrocolloid dressing of some manufacturers is not very sticky at the beginning, and the surrounding area of the dressing is easy to roll up. As time goes by, the stickiness gradually increases, resulting in too tight adhesion in the middle of the dressing, which is easy to cause skin damage. For the hydrocolloid dressing of other manufacturers, the air permeability does not increase after the gelling process occurs, which may easily lead to the occurrence of wound maceration.
In conclusion, hydrocolloid dressing, as an excellent sealing dressing, can effectively protect the wound, prevent the invasion of bacteria and viruses, effectively maintain a moist healing environment, promote wound healing, reduce scarring, and reduce pain and wound damage during dressing replacement. So, please choose with confidence.