How do you apply Melolin dressing?
Gently clean the wound and surrounding skin, and dry thoroughly. Peel open the packaging and place the shiny side of the MELOLIN dressing on the wound (can be secured in place with tape or bandage, such as OPSITE™ FLEXIGRID™). Change daily, or more frequently if required (according to the condition of your wound).
What dressing to use for infected wound?
Dressings impregnated with iodine can be used to treat clinically infected wounds. Dressings containing silver should be used only when clinical signs or symptoms of infection are present.
What type of dressing is most beneficial in keeping a wound moist and providing a barrier?
Occlusive dressings work by maintaining moist wound environment which can shield the wound surface by preventing dry environment and trauma. Dry environment can prevent new epidermal cells migration to the wound surface.
Which side of Melolin dressing goes on wound?
Low-adherent dressing that minimises pain on removal. Always place the shiny side of the dressing to the wound.
How does Melolin dressing work?
Melolin has a low adherent perforated film which allows rapid drainage of fluid from the wound, thereby reducing trauma to healing tissue. The highly absorbent cotton/ polyester pad provides comfort and minimises pain on removal. Melolin is easily cut to shape and retains its integrity when cut.
Do wounds heal faster wet or dry?
If the wound environment is dry, the cells will have to find moisture deep in the wound bed so that they can migrate. This slows down the healing process. In fact, studies show that moist wounds heal 50 % faster than dry wounds.
What to put on wound to heal faster?
Methods for making a wound heal faster
- Antibacterial ointment. A person can treat a wound with several over-the-counter (OTC) antibacterial ointments, which can help prevent infections.
- Aloe vera. Aloe vera is a plant belonging to the cactus family.
- Turmeric paste.
- Coconut oil.
Is Melolin dressing non stick?
Melolin Non Stick Dressing is an absorbent cushioning wound pad that is suitable for cuts, grazes and minor burns. The dressing can be cut to the shape and size of the wound.