Wound Supplies: Dressings
Wound Treatment should include the use of good quality silicone foam border dressings that provide absorption for moderate to heavily exudating (draining) wounds. This helps ensure that wound drainage is captured in the dressing and prevents the wound from getting too moist, thereby possibly creating maceration around the wound.
If you want to know what maceration is Click Here.
Examples of a good quality silicon foam border dressings can be found from manufacturers such Smith & Nephew and 3M as well as many other good quality manufacturers available on Amazon or similar purchasing sites.
Always choose a dressing that is slightly larger than the actual wound you are treating. Dressings typically can be ordered in boxes of 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, or 5x5 inch sizes. There are many quality silicone foam border dressings available such as :
Smith & Nephew Allevyn Gentle Border Lite Silicone Foam Dressing
Tegaderm High Performance Foam Dressing By 3M Healthcare
Dimora Silicone Foam Dressing with Border Adhesive 4"x4" Waterproof Wound Dressing Bandage
Note the Dimora silicone border dressing is a readily available dressing from Amazon :
Instructions on how To Apply a Silicone Dressing
Always follow the instructions included in the specific dressing package you choose.