Hydrogel dressings are transparent, usually gel-based and have exceptional wound healing properties. Hydrogel dressings play an important role in wound care. The benefit of using hydrogel for wounds lies in its high water content. It provides a moist healing environment important for fast recovery and regulates fluid exchange from the wound surface. At HPFY, we offer high quality hydrogel dressings made by the best brands in the business like Medline Industries, MPM Medical, Southwest Technologies, Dumex/Derma Sciences, and many more.
The high water content of the hydrogel dressing keeps the wound area moist and offers protection from bacterial infection. Therefore, this dressing type promotes healing because moisture is important for wound recovery. Presence of moisture on the wound helps in autolytic debridement – that is removal of necrotic tissues from the wound surface. Hydrogel dressing also assists in wound granulation, epithelialization and epidermis repair plus offers trauma-free dressing change. Because of its cooling sensation, hydrogel gives relief from pain lasting up to six hours.
Hydrogel dressings are beneficial on wounds that are dry and painful.If the wound is necrotic, this dressing eliminates the need for too much cleaning-up during dressing change and are impermeable to bacteria and other infection. Hydrogel bandages do not adhere to the wound thus allowing for pain-free removal.
Hydrogel dressings are beneficial on wounds that are dry and painful. If the wound is necrotic, these dressings eliminate the need for too much cleaning-up during dressing change. Hydrogel bandages do not adhere to the wound thus allowing for pain-free removal.
Hydrogel for wounds should be avoided if the wound exudate is high and the wound surface is too moist. Therefore, hydrogel wound dressings should not be used on moderate-to-heavily exuding wounds.
Hydrogel wound care gel products are available in adhesive and non-adhesive dressing types plus waterproof. You can select from absorbent hydrogel dressings, wound fillers, non-adherent hydrogel dressings, antimicrobial hydrogel dressings, hydrogel gauze dressings, adherent hydrogel dressings, silver hydrogel dressings, and transparent hydrogel dressings.
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Hydrogel dressings provide hydration to the wound surface and help heal damaged skin layers, veins and tissues. These dressings offer a moist healing environment by regulating the exchange of fluid on the wound surface. Apart from several other compounds, hydrogel is made up of 90 percent of water which is suspended within a gel base. Certain hydrogels act as cooling agents and keeps down pain from the surrounding skin and wound healing surface for at least six hours. The gel within the hydrogel dressings helps fill in and pack wounds.
Hydrogel dressings are used to treat several types of wound including:
Hydrogel dressings comprise 90 percent water in a gel base. The moist environment prevents bacterial infection of wounds thus encouraging efficient healing. The moisture assists in granulation, epidermis repair as well as removal of excess dead tissues.
Amorphous hydrogel dressings are water formulations, polymers and other ingredients with no shape. They provide moisture to dry wounds. The higher the moisture content the better the rehydration of wound tissue.