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Calcium Alginate Dressings

Maintaining a moist environment for a serious wound is easier when you apply calcium alginate dressings. These specialized wound dressings utilize alginate, which is derived from seaweed. When exposed to wound exudates, it becomes a gelatinous mass that keeps the wound moistened for extended periods of time. The dressing may also help to absorb bleeding for fresh wounds. Because it requires moisture to activate, this type of dressing is best suited to wounds with moderate to heavy exudates. When using calcium alginate dressings, it's usually best to incorporate a secondary dressing. This helps to protect the wound site while also keeping the calcium alginate dressing in place.

Caregivers have found that, when used properly, calcium alginate dressings can help speed up the healing process. Shop at AMF Incontinence to find affordable prices on a variety of sizes and quantities of these helpful wound dressing products.