Creation and maintenance of a moist wound environment. Moist wound environments have been established as optimal environments for the management of the wound. Provides physical separation between the wound and external environments to assist in preventing bacterial contamination of the wound.
Do not use any Allevyn product with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions (eg Dakins) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressings. As with all adhesive products, some cases of irritation and/or maceration of the skin surrounding the wound have been reported. It should be noted that too frequent dressing changes, particularly on patients with fragile skin, may result in skin stripping. If reddening or sensitization occur, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional. Allevyn Adhesive is not indicated for use on third degree burns.
Allevyn Adhesive Hydrocellular Dressing Features:
Low allergy adhesive
Tapered construction with micro-thin edges
Unique trilaminate structure
Perforated wound contact layer
Highly absorbent central hydrocellular layer
Waterproof outer film layer
Full range of sizes
Convenient adhesive presentation: The wound contact layer of Allevyn Adhesive is coated with a low allergy adhesive which is designed to adhere well to intact skin, but not to wounds. The adhesive is non-irritating.
Highly absorbent: In-vitro studies and clinical experience demonstrate that Allevyn Adhesive 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 holds liquid in its microscopic structure
The breathable outer surface of the dressing allows excess moisture to evaporate away from the dressing