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Sterile, For Light to Moderately Exudative Wounds
Cutimed® Hydro is a range of sterile, self-adhesive hydrocolloid dressings including Cutimed® Hydro L, mainly for dry to lightly exuding wounds, and Cutimed® Hydro B for light to moderately exuding wounds. Hydrocolloids absorb exudate to form a gel, which is removed in one piece with the dressing. Cutimed® Hydro dressings promote healing by creating and controlling moist wound conditions.
- Maintains a moist environment.
- Stimulates granulation.
- Retains exudate in gel.
- Waterproof and breathable.
- Cutimed Hydro B
- 6″ x 7″
Weight 0.375 lbs
Packaging 3 Each / Box
Shipping Dimensions 8.9 X 8 X 8.9 IN
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How Do Hydrocolloid Dressings Work?
Hydrocolloid dressings act as a scab. They protect the wound and prevent healing fluids from leaking out of the wound. The gel layer provides pain relief, and retains the exudate.
Hydrocolloid dressings are water resistant dressings that contain gel-forming agents (or pectin) inside an adhesive compound which promote healing. The compound is laminated onto the inner side of the dressing, which gently adheres to the skin. Wound exudate is absorbed into the compound – the polymers of the dressing soak up the fluid and expand, converting into a gel.
Usually opaque, hydrocolloid dressings provide a moist and insulating wound environment. They also provide autolytic debridement, which helps old tissue to soften and then detach from the wound. These flexible self-adhering dressings can be used for both moist and dry wound beds.
Types of Hydrocolloid Dressings
There are a few types of hydrocolloid dressings: There are some with gelatin, which are ideal for partial thickness wounds. Then there are dressings with foam backings, which feature a little bit of absorption, and are excellent for granular wounds (wounds in the process of forming new tissue). Another popular type of occlusive hydrocolloid dressing is one with a film back layer, which can be used for wounds with small to medium amounts of exudate.