Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions On Odor Absorbent Dressings

Frequently Asked Questions On Odor Absorbent Dressings

Odor absorbent dressings are foam matrix dressings covered with a non-woven fabric for redolent wounds that result from necrosis, bacterial contamination and infection.

Odor absorbent dressings possess activated charcoal that absorbs odor, bacteria as well as exudate. It not only removes the molecules which cause odor but also the toxins and undesirable materials existing within the wound fluid.

Odor absorbent dressings should be used for the following wound types:

  • Infected or highly colonized wounds
  • Wounds with offensive odor
  • Malignant/fungating cancerous wounds

Odor absorbent dressings are available as:

  • Foams
  • Highly absorbent pads
  • In combination with alginates

Advantages of an odor absorbent dressing include its use as:

  • A primary dressing
  • As an exudate absorbent
  • As an odor reducing agent
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