Allevyn dressing 10cmx20cm

£5.49

This is a specialist veterinary product. We will ask you a simple set of questions to confirm that you are buying the correct medicine for your pet and know how to use it safely

Warning: By law we cannot sell this product to anyone under 18, by placing an order with us you are confirming that you are over the age of 18.

Order by 3pm for Express Courier Delivery  Some of the items we sell are a bit too bulky to fit on our delivery vans so we offer our customers Next Day Delivery via courier. Deliveries are made from 8am - 8pm Monday to Saturday and 9am - 5pm on Sundays. Your delivery slot will only be confirmed once your order has been placed.

Note: This product is sold as one single pad.

Key Benefits

Features

  • Unique trilaminate structure
  • Non adherent wound contact layer
  • Highly absorbent central hydrocellular layer
  • Waterproof outer film layer
  • Non adhesive

Product Information

Highly absorbent 

In-vitro studies and clinical experience both demonstrate that ALLEVYN non-adherent dressings can stay in place for up to seven days. This capacity results from a combination of properties:

The perforated wound contact layer allows even viscous exudate to pass into the dressing.

The hydrocellular core of the dressing absorbs and retains liquid in its microscopic structure.

The breathable outer surface of the dressing allows excess moisture to evaporate away from the dressing.

The result is the creation of a wound environment, which allows healing to progress.

Non-adherent 

ALLEVYN dressings have a polyurethane wound contact layer which prevents adherence to a full range of wound types.

Helps create and maintain a moist wound environment 

The outer, pink layer used on ALLEVYN dressings is a breathable film layer. This allows the formation and maintenance of a moist wound environment at the wound surface, which helps prevent eschar formation. The pink film is also waterproof and aids in the prevention of bacterial contamination.

Non-adhesive 

ALLEVYN dressings are non-adhesive and are therefore recommended for wounds surrounded by sensitive skin, such as venous ulcers. The lack of adhesive allows the use of the most suitable retention method, for example, tape onto intact skin, appropriate bandaging or a film dressing such as OPSITE◊.

Easy to use 

ALLEVYN dressings are conformable and can be cut to suit various wound shapes and locations. As ALLEVYN dressings absorb exudate, they may swell slightly, but do not leave debris in the wound. Dressing changes are therefore easier for the nurse and less traumatic for the patient; wound irrigation can be kept to a minimum. The progression of exudate through the dressing is visible through the pink top film.

Soft and cushioning 

ALLEVYN dressings are soft and cushioning, providing excellent patient comfort.

Instructions

  1. Choose a dressing to leave at least 1/2" margin around the wound. Peel open the paper pouch
  2. Apply with white non-adherent wound contact layer to the wound.
  3. Tape or bandage in place. Please see Overview page for Precautions

Safety Advice

Do not use ALLEVYN dressings with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions (e.g. Dakins) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent hydrocellular component of the dressing. Reddening of the skin around the wound has been reported rarely following the use of ALLEVYN dressings. In some cases this relates to irritation of fragile skin, in others, wound exudate remaining in contact with normal skin for prolonged periods may be the cause. Infrequently, cases of sensitivity to the dressing have also been reported. If reddening or sensitization occur, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional. ALLEVYN Hydrocellular Foam Dressing is not indicated for use on third degree burns
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