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What materials are bandages made of

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What materials are bandages made of

A wound dressing, also called bandages, is anything that comes in direct contact with a wound to help it heal and prevent further problems or complications. Different wound dressings are used depending on the type of wound, but they are all designed to help reduce infection. The article below shall tell you more about these bandages.

 

Here are the main points of the article


What materials are bandages made of?

What is the ideal environment for wound healing using bandages?

How should you choose an appropriate bandage?

How do you manage wounds with a bandage?

What are the principal reasons for applying a bandage?

 

What materials are bandages made of?


Adhesive sheets are usually fabric, plastic or latex tape. It may or may not be waterproof; If it is sealed, the bandage is a closed dressing. The adhesive is usually an acrylate, including methacrylate and epoxy diacrylate (also known as vinyl resin).

In medical markets, the most commonly seen types of bandages are cloth ones and plastic ones. Cloth bandages are more flexible on moving parts. But they tend to wear out and spread from the wound. Adhesives on cloth bandages leave more residue. So, for most wounds, plastic bandages are a better option.

 

What is the ideal environment for wound healing using bandages?


Since then, wet dressings have become the standard treatment for chronic wounds. A moist environment can prevent the wound from dehydrating, promote angiogenesis and collagen synthesis, and increase the breakdown of dead tissue and fibrin, thus promoting wound healing. The original bandages can be left on for two days (or as advised by the nurse/doctor) as long as no leakage occurs. The wound must remain bloodless for two days. If the bandage becomes wet from blood or other fluid, it must be replaced. Do not apply disinfectant cream under the bandages.

 

How should you choose an appropriate bandage?


Before selecting bandages, assess the color, quantity, concentration, odor, and nature of wound secretions (exudates). The bandage can absorb the drainage or increase the moisture of the wound bed; Some bandages have both. In addition, remember to record the condition of the whole skin around the wound.

 

How do you manage wounds with a bandage?


1.    Remove visible debris and dead tissue.

2.    Remove sauce dregs.

3.    Remove excess or dry scabbed exudate.

4.    Reduce contamination.

5.    Get more rest. A recent study published in the journal of applied psychology shows that getting enough sleep helps wounds heal faster.

6.    Eat more vegetables.

7.    Stay active and maintain exercises, research shows that exercise can help speed up the healing process.

8.    Don't smoke.

9.    Keep the wound clean and bandaged.

 

What are the principal reasons for applying a bandage?


The main reasons that applying a bandage is critical can be summarized as follows:

  • Help speed up wound healing,

  • Removes or encloses odors,

  • Relieves pain,

  • Prevents or fights infection,

  • Encloses exudates,

  • Minimizes patient pain or distress,

  • Hides or covers wounds for cosmetic reasons.

  • A combination of two or more of the above.

 

From the article above, you can possibly get a better understanding about how an important role bandages play in wound healing. The bandages our company produces ranges from waterproof plastic ones to cloth ones, there will surely be at least one kind that suits you.


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