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If you're looking for a way to keep a wound environment moist, consider using hydrocolloids. This type of wound dressing can be used as a primary or secondary dressing for wounds with light to moderate exudates. A hydrocolloid is a substance that, when in the presence of water, forms a gel which helps to hydrate the area, protect against external contamination and assist in autolytic debridement. This is often employed for surgical dressings since the wound exudates can activate the substance to form the needed gel. In addition to surgical dressings, however, hydrocolloids can also be used for leg ulcers, pressure sores, minor burns and other skin care issues.

Hydrocolloid dressings are popular in health care facilities since they perform several tasks at once. By using hydrocolloids, you're able to not only keep the wound site moist but also protect it and speed up the healing process. Shop for this effective wound care product at AMF Incontinence, where you'll find boxes of anywhere from five to 20 hydrocolloid dressings.