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Alginate Wound Dressing


Alginate Wound Dressing is an advanced wound dressing manufactured from sodium alginate extracted from natural seaweeds. When in contact with a wound, calcium in the dressing is exchanged with sodium from wound fluid turning the dressing into a gel. This maintains a moist wound healing environment which is good for the recovery of exuding wounds and helps with the debridement of sloughing wounds. The gel forming property of an alginate dressing protects against bacterial invasion, a property which makes alginate an ideal wound dressing for faster tissue regeneration and healing in exuding wounds. The release of calcium ions can also accelerate the blood coagulation process thereby further aiding healing leading to shorter treatment times.