As the hydrocolloid takes up the wound exudate, a gel is formed, ensuring a moist wound environment. The gel layer prevents Hydrocoll® from sticking to the wound. The dressing change does not irritate granulation tissue or epithelial tissue and causes minimal discomfort for the patient.
Hydrocoll® is self-adhesive. The bevelled hydrocolloid edges ensure a good fit even in problem areas. The surface of Hydrocoll is dirt-repellent and water-repellent, facilitating daily personal hygiene.
Hydrocoll is suitable for the treatment of wounds with light to moderate exudate. Hydrocoll® should be changed when there is a visible blister formation is about the size of the wound. The dressing should be changed daily on the phase of exudate cleaning, on the further stages the dressing can be left in place for intervals of up to several days. To change the dressing, lift Hydrocoll® at the edges and remove the whole dressing carefully. A layer of hydrocolloid gel remains on the wound which should not be confused with pus. It will not impair the healing of the wound and can be rinsed off with the Ringer's solution or saline.
- Hydrocoll® - self-adherent absorbent hydrocolloid dressing
- Hydrocoll® sacral - self-adherent hydrocolloid dressing for the anal crease
- Hydrocoll® thin - self-adherent hydrocolloid dressing for the wounds with the low level of secretion
- Treatment of chronic, poorly healing wounds with a complex and long-lasting process of granulation, such as venous trophic ulcers and bedsores
- Treatment of second-degree burns, and stimulation of the process of reepithelialisation after skin splitting in plastic and cosmetic surgery, as well as minor cuts
- Treatment of the wounds with a large release - acute wounds and bleeding wounds, Hydrocoll® dressing is recommended immediately after primary treatment of wounds and or in order to stop bleeding
Do not use Hydrocoll on sores extending into muscle, tendon or bone, on clinically infected
wounds or on chronic infections caused by tuberculosis, syphilis, deep fungal infections,or third-degree burns.