DuoDERM Hydroactive Sterile Gel Features
- Hydroactive formula: It is a hydroactive formula that helps to provide moisture to the wound bed, which can help to promote faster healing
- Sterile: Which reduces the risk of infection and ensures that the wound healing process is not compromised
- Non-adherent: This means it will not stick to the wound bed and cause damage to the wound when it is removed
- Easy to apply: Easy to apply and can be spread evenly over the wound bed, providing a barrier that protects the wound from further damage
- Comfortable: Designed to be comfortable to wear, and it does not cause discomfort or irritation to the patient
- Long-lasting: The gel is long-lasting and can remain in place for up to 7 days, which means fewer dressing changes are required
When to use DuoDERM Gel?
DuoDERM Hydroactive Gel is used for the management and hydration of the following:
- Partial and full-thickness wounds
- Diabetic ulcers
- Leg ulcers
- Pressure sores
How does this gel work?
ConvaTec DuoDERM Hydroactive Gel creates a moist wound-healing environment, which is essential for optimal healing. It contains moisturizing agents that help to hydrate the skin and promote the growth of new tissue, and a special polymer that absorbs excess moisture from the wound while still allowing the wound to breathe.
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How to use Convatec DuoDERM Hydroactive Hydrocolloid Gel?
- Apply DuoDERM Hydroactive Sterile Gel directly on the wound surface. Make sure that you do not fill the wound above the level of the surrounding skin.
- ConvaTec DuoDERM Gel can be worn up to seven days. It should be changed with every dressing change or when the cover dressing starts leaking.
- Colonization of chronic wounds is not uncommon and is not contraindicated to the use of DuoDERM Hydroactive Gel.
- If an infection is developed or suspected while using DuoDERM Gel, an appropriate antibiotic therapy should be considered. The use of the gel may be continued, but the wound healing progress should be carefully monitored and all treatments should be done under medical supervision.
- Occlusive therapy is not recommended in the presence of anaerobic infection.
- For diabetic foot ulcers, measures for controlling blood glucose and maintaining appropriate pressure relief should be provided.
- Autolytic debridement may make the wound appear larger after first few dressing changes and then gradually decreases its size.
- Store DuoDERM Hydroactive Sterile Gel up to 25 degrees C to avoid freezing.
- Do not use DuoDERM gel on individuals with sensitivity to the gel or its components.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long can DuoDERM Hydroactive Gel be left on the skin?
This can be left on the skin for up to seven days, depending on the severity of the wound and the amount of exudate (fluid) produced.
Is DuoDERM Gel safe to use?
Yes, it is safe to use. It is a medical-grade product that has been clinically tested and is designed to be gentle on the skin.
Does this require a prescription?
DuoDERM Hydroactive Gel does not require a prescription, but it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using the product, especially if you have any underlying health conditions.
Can DuoDERM Hydroactive Sterile Gel be used on children?
This can be used on children, but it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using the product, especially for infants and young children.
How should this gel be stored?
DuoDERM Gel should be stored at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and heat. It should be kept in its original packaging until ready to use.
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