How long do you use Flaminal Hydro?

How long do you use Flaminal Hydro?

When using Flaminal® Hydro, if the gel becomes too liquid, the wound is too wet for Flaminal® Hydro and you should switch to Flaminal® Forte. The dressing with Flaminal® Hydro or Flaminal® Forte can remain in place as long as the gel structure is intact (1 to 4 days, depending on the amount of exudate).

How often should you apply Flaminal?

As your wound improves you can reduce dressing changes to every 3 – 4 days as recommended by your nurse/doctor. Please ensure you wash your hands thoroughly before and after application of Flaminal® Hydro / Forte.

Does hydrocolloid help infection?

Although hydrocolloid dressings are most commonly associated with the treatment of chronic wounds such as leg ulcers and pressure ulcers, they can also be used with good effect for the treatment of a variety of acute wounds, where their ability to facilitate debridement, absorb excess fluid and provide a barrier to …

How do you apply Flaminal Forte?

After cleaning your wound, apply Flaminal® Hydro / Forte with a thick layer of approx. 0.5cm (the thickness of a £1 coin). You can apply Flaminal® directly to your wound or use an applicator if you have been provided with one.

What type dressing is Flaminal Forte?

Flaminal Forte is an advanced technology wound care product. It is classified as an enzyme alginogels hydrated alginates with an embedded anti-bacterial enzyme system.

Can hydrocolloid make infection worse?

Dressings can make wounds worse. Most commonly, putting a hydrocolloid dressing (such as DuoDERM) on an ulcer that has a lot of drainage will macerate and enlarge the wound. Putting stiff foams or self-adherent wraps such as Coban on wounds with a lot of edema can create secondary ulcers.

Can hydrocolloids be used on infected wounds?

Hydrocolloid dressings are not suitable for all types of wounds. In particular, these dressings should not be used on wounds that are infected or require drainage. Hydrocolloid dressings are not ideal for wounds that require regular assessing as it can be difficult to see the wound without removing the dressing.

Does flaminal ® work against MRSA?

Yes, Flaminal ® (Hydro & Forte) has been tested in vitro against a wide range of clinically isolated bacteria (such as MRSA, E. coli, E. aerogenes, P. aeruginosa,…). The enzyme system in Flaminal ® is responsible for the growth inhibition and cell death of both Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria.

What is MRSA infection?

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by a type of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections. Most MRSA infections occur in people who’ve been in hospitals or other health care settings, such as nursing homes and dialysis centers.

What is the purpose of flaminal ® hydro?

Flaminal ® Hydro absorbs leaking wound fluid, protects against infection and keeps the wound moist thus avoiding the formation of scabs which may increase the risk of scarring. Flaminal ® Hydro stays on the wound until the sutures are removed. Was this answer helpful? Thank you for your feedback.

What is health care-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA)?

When it occurs in these settings, it’s known as health care-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA). HA-MRSA infections usually are associated with invasive procedures or devices, such as surgeries, intravenous tubing or artificial joints.