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What is Alginate Dressing? 

Alginate dressings are light, nonwoven fabrics made primarily from seaweed derivatives.  

They are highly absorbent and are designed for wounds with moderate to heavy exudates. They can absorb up to 20 to 30 times their weight in wound drainage. 

Alginate wound dressings are available in sheet and rope forms. Alginate sheets are used as a primary dressing for open wounds, and alginate rope dressings are used to fill small, draining wound cavities. As they are non-adherent, they always need a secondary dressing to keep them in place. 

HPFY offers a huge range of alginate dressings, including silver and calcium alginate dressings that can absorb wound fluids and provide an optimal healing environment. 

Indications  

Calcium alginate wound dressing is versatile and has numerous applications. They work best on wet wounds, which produce a lot of exudate and sloughy wounds with dead tissues. These dressings are effective on: 

Contraindications 

How does Alginate Wound Dressing work? 

When applied to an open wound, the alginate dressing absorbs fluid from the wound and forms a gel-like layer to conform to the wound contours. This gel layer helps to keep the wound moist and protected and provides a barrier to bacteria and other contaminants, minimizing the risk of infection.  

These dressings also help encourage new skin growth during wound healing by ensuring that the wound area stays moist. This facilitates a natural debridement process that removes dead or damaged skin, promoting a healthy environment that helps heal wounds. Alginate dressings can also help to reduce pain and discomfort associated with the wound. 

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Benefits of Calcium Alginate Dressing  

Where to buy Alginate Dressing online? 

Alginate wound dressings are easy to use, absorb exudates, stop bleeding, reduce infections, and enhance healing and debridement. Health Products For You carries an extensive selection of alginate dressings like alginate sheets, rope dressings, silver dressings, and calcium alginate dressings from Medline, Cardinal Health, 3M, etc., at the best prices. 

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An alginate dressing is a natural absorbent wound dressing. It is developed from various kinds of algae and seaweed which form a gel on coming in contact with liquid. Alginate dressings contain sodium and calcium fibers acquired from seaweed. These fibers provide a moist environment on the wound surface thus offering optimal wound healing conditions. The dressing is flat and can be placed on varied wound types.

Alginate dressings are effective on wounds with heavy drainage including blood and pus. These include:

  • Venous wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Full-thickness burns
  • Cavity wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Over areas where dressing is difficult like heels and sacral areas.

  • Clean the wound surface with normal saline water
  • Dry the area surrounding the wound
  • Apply alginate dressing on the wound
  • Secure it using a secondary dressing so that it does not shift
  • Change dressing within 1 to 3 days when fluid is noticed oozing out from under the edges

Alginate dressings absorb exudate and assist in the clearing of wounds. They are dry when placed over wounds, but once they begin to absorb the excess fluid they become larger. Alginate dressings allow presence of enough moisture required for healing. They protect the wound surface from bacteria, allow debridement and promote growth of new skin.

Alginate dressings are used for cleansing of excessive secretions. Their hydrophilic gel formation ability is the reason for their higher absorption power which reduces bacterial contamination of wounds. Alginate dressing can bear up to 20 times its own weight, is conformable, and can effectively mold to the wound shape. This speeds up exudate absorption.