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    When it comes to wound healing

    , it is vital to ensure that healing is as fast and effective

    as possible, for this using the right dressing is crucial. The type

    of dressing used for dressing a wound should always depend on various

    factors, including the type of injury, the size, location, and


    At CLH, we have a range of different wound dressings on offer, each

    of which is ideal for treating different wounds. From hydrogel and

    hydrocolloid to alginate dressings, we have a wide range of options

    on offer.

    To make the process of choosing the right


    wound dressing
    for the injury, that little bit easier, we have

    put together the guide below, detailing what each of the seven most

    commonly used wound dressings should be used for.

    1. Hydrocolloid
    Hydrocolloid dressings can be used on burns, wounds that are emitting

    liquid, necrotic wounds, pressure ulcers, and venous ulcers. These

    are non-breathable dressings that are self-adhesive and require no

    taping. The flexible material that they are made from makes them

    comfortable to wear and suitable for even the most sensitive of skin


    How these dressings work is by creating moist conditions which help

    to heal certain wounds; the surface is coated with a substance which

    contains polysaccharides and other polymers which absorb water and

    form a gel, keeping the wound clean, protecting it from infection,

    and helping it to heal more quickly.

    Hydrocolloid dressings are impermeable to bacteria, which is what

    makes them so effective at preventing infections. They are also

    long-lasting, biodegradable, and easy to apply.

    2. Hydrogel
    Hydrogel can be used for a range of wounds that are leaking little or

    no fluid, and are painful or necrotic wounds, or are pressure ulcers

    or donor sites. Hydrogel can also be used for second-degree burns and

    infected wounds.

    Hydrogel dressings are designed to maximise patient comfort and

    reduce pain while helping to heal wounds or burns and fight

    infection. The cooling gel in products like Burn Soothe are what

    makes them so effective at reducing pain and speeding up the healing


    3. Alginate
    Alginate dressings are made to offer effective protection for wounds

    that have high amounts of drainage, and burns, venous ulcers, packing

    wounds, and higher state pressure ulcers. These dressings absorb

    excess liquid and create a gel that helps to heal the wound or burn

    more quickly. Containing sodium and seaweed fibres, these dressings

    are able to absorb high amounts of fluid, plus they are biodegradable

    after use.

    These dressings require changing around every two days, sometimes

    more, due to the amount of liquid that they absorb and the nature of

    the wound care. Changing them too often could cause too much

    dryness or could lead to bacteria penetrating the wound. These should

    only be used for wet wounds with high liquid drainage; else they can

    hinder healing by drying out wounds too quickly.

    4. Collagen
    Collagen dressings can be used for chronic wounds or stalled wounds,

    pressure sores, transplant sites, surgical wounds, ulcers, burns, or

    injuries with a large surface area. These dressings act including


    external fixation
    as a scaffolding for new cells to grow and

    can be highly effective when it comes to healing.

    Collagen dressings encourage the wound healing process in a range of

    ways; these include by helping to remove dead tissue, aiding the

    growth of new blood vessels, and helping to bring the wound edges

    together, effectively speeding up healing.

    5. Foam
    For wounds of varying degrees of severity, foam dressings can work

    incredibly well, as well as for injuries that exhibit odours. Foam

    dressings absorb exudates from the wound’s surface, creating an

    environment that promotes faster healing.

    These dressings allow water vapour to enter, keeping the area moist,

    promoting faster healing, but prevent bacteria from entering the

    affected area. These dressings come in various sizes and shapes, as

    well as in a range of adhesive and non-adhesive options.

    6. Transparent
    Transparent dressings are useful for when medical professionals or

    carers want to monitor wound healing, as these dressings cover the

    wound with a clear film. These make identifying potential

    complications much easier, such as by making infections easier to

    spot at an earlier time. For this reason, these kinds of dressings

    are often used on surgical incision sites, on burns and ulcers, and

    on IV sites.

    These dressings are breathable but impermeable to bacteria, helping

    to keep the wound clean and dry, preventing infection and speeding up

    healing. They are also flexible, which makes them comfortable to


    7. Cloth
    Cloth dressings are the most commonly used dressings, often used to

    protect open wounds or areas of broken skin. They are suitable for

    minor injuries such as grazes, cuts or areas of delicate skin.

    These dressings come in all shapes and sizes, from small coverings

    for fingers to larger ones for wounds and

    therapeutic patch

    across wider areas of the body. As well as pre-cut dressings, these

    also come in a roll option that is made to be cut to size.