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Derma Sciences Medihoney Calcium Alginate Dressing

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Derma Sciences Medihoney Calcium Alginate Dressing contains 95 percent Active Leptospermum Honey or Manuka. It supports a moist, occlusive environment that is useful for optimal wound healing. This Medihoney dressing is designed for moderate to heavily exuding wounds. It releases honey when the wound fluid gets into the dressing and forms a gel for easy and pain-free removal of the dressing.

Why choose this product?

  • Sterile
  • Latex-free
  • Non-adhesive
  • FDA Approved
  • Used for wound bed preparation
  • Useful for all phases of wound healing


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Key Benefits & Features

  • Single-use only
  • Easy to apply and use
  • Cleanses and debrides due to its high osmolarity
  • Used as cover dressings for skin grafts and skin substitutes
  • Lowers the wound pH for an optimal wound-healing environment
  • Can be used in all stages of wound healing due to its versatility and lack of toxicity
  • Ideal for use on chronic or acute wounds due to the unique characteristics of Leptospermum honey
  • It provides wound fluid absorption capabilities, and honey is released continuously to the wound bed

When to use Medihoney Calcium Alginate Dressing?

Medihoney Wound Dressing is indicated for the management of wounds such as:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Leg ulcers of mixed etiology
  • Arterial leg ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Venous stasis leg ulcers
  • 1st and 2nd-degree partial thickness burns
  • Donor sites traumatic and surgical wounds


  • On third-degree burns 
  • With patients who have a known sensitivity to honey or any other component present in calcium alginate dressing
  • To control heavy bleeding

What is Active Leptospermum Honey?

  • Active Leptospermum Honey is the most studied species of honey for the management of wounds and burns.
  • It is derived from the pollen and nectar of specific Leptospermum plant species in New Zealand.
  • It's property of maintaining effectiveness in the presence of wound fluid makes this unique among all types of honey.
  • The only species of honey that has been shown in randomized controlled studies to help wounds that have stalled under first-line treatment to progress toward healing.

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How to use Medihoney Calcium Alginate Dressing?

  1. Wash hands thoroughly.
  2. Apply gloves.
  3. Assess the wound
    • Look for signs of healing.
    • Look for any signs of increased redness, pain, swelling, or heat within or around the wound.
  4. Cleanse the wound and skin around the wound with sterile saline, sterile water, or other safe wound cleansers.
  5. Dry the skin around the wound by patting gently with gauze.
  6. Protect the skin around the wound to avoid maceration.
  7. Apply a skin-protectant barrier wipe or barrier ointment. (An initial increase in exudates may occur as a result of the highly osmotic effect of Medihoney)
  8. Apply the appropriate Medihoney dressing to fit the wound.
  9. It can be cut to fit within the wound edges.
  10. Apply an absorbent cover dressing (Xtrasorb super absorbent dressings are recommended due to the highly osmotic effect of Medihoney)

How to change Medihoney Dressing?

  • Remove the dressing gently.
  • If the medihoney bandages are difficult to remove, moisten them with saline or water.
  • Discard the old dressing in a disposal bag.

When to change?

  • Dressing change frequency will depend on the condition of the patient as well as the level of wound exudate.
  • Reapply when Medihoney Calcium Alginate Dressing or the secondary dressing has reached its absorbent capacity or as directed by a wound care professional.


  • If the wound dressing is not easily removed, soak it with sterile saline or water until it is removed without difficulty.
  • Due to low pH, some patients may notice a slight transient stinging. If stinging does not stop or persists and cannot be managed with an analgesic, remove the dressing, cleanse the area, and discontinue the use of Medihoney dressing
  • During the initial use of the dressing (depending on wound exudate levels, interstitial fluid, and edema surrounding the wound), the dressing's high osmotic potential may contribute to increased exudate, which could lead to maceration if the excess moisture is not managed appropriately. Manage additional moisture by adding an absorptive cover dressing and/or adjusting the frequency of dressing changes. Protect the peri-wound skin by applying a skin barrier protectant to the surrounding skin.
  • During the healing process, it is common for non-viable tissue to be removed from the wound, resulting in an initial increase in wound size. Although an initial increase in wound size may be attributed to the normal removal of non-viable tissue, consult a healthcare professional if the wound continues to grow larger after the first few dressing changes.

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