Burn Dressings

Burns dressings are suitable to treat burn wounds. They are designed to prevent infections, reduce pain and promote quick healing. Burn wound dressings provided a moist wound environment that is important for recovery. Burn wounds can be painful so dressings for them are comfortable, compliant and durable to protect the wound from physical damage and micro-organisms. They are non-irritant, odorless and designed to have a soothing and cooling effect for effective burn wound care.

How burn wound dressings work

Dressings for burns have a soft coating which permits removal of the dressing from the wound without causing any trauma to the wound bed and the surrounding tissues. These dressings are minimally adhering and have an antimicrobial action to keep the wound safe from infections. Dressings with silver are effective for burn treatment and show bactericidal and fungicidal activity on burn wounds through sustained silver ion release.

When to use burn wound dressings

  • Full-thickness burn/third-degree burn /graft wounds
  • Partial-thickness burn/second-degree burn
  • Superficial burn/first-degree burn
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Laceration/abrasion
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Venous ulcers/foot/leg ulcers
  • Acute/traumatic wounds
  • Donor sites
  • Surgical/post-operative wounds
  • Moderate-to-high exuding wounds
  • Partial-thickness wounds

Different types of burn wound dressings

A variety of dressings for burns exist including anti-microbial burn dressings, silver burn wound dressings and non-adherent burn dressings. The Fiber Silver Seal from Noble Biomaterials is an antimicrobial burn contact dressing which releases a steady stream of silver cations for broad spectrum antimicrobial protection without any flaking or shedding of elemental silver.

The Argentum Silverlon elastic burn wrap dressing is for use over partial-to-full thickness burns, grafts and donor sites and can be used over large and contoured areas. Another burn dressing, which is from DeRoyal, has a special-shaped gauze vest burn dressing. This is like a regular gauze dressing but shaped to fit a part of the body.

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