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Wound Care Products for Pressure Sores and Diabetic Ulcers

Mepilex Border Self-Adherent Absorbent Foam Dressing If you have a bedsore, diabetic ulcer or other dermal ulcer, or you are caring for someone who does, it is critical that you are receiving assistance or advice from a medical specialist.  Treating pressure sores (bedsores) and dermal ulcers can be challenging as these wounds heal slowly and must be attended to carefully.  Treatment plans includes everything from pressure reduction to wound cleaning/debridement, wound dressings, hydrotherapy, antibiotics, dietary supplements and muscle spasm relief.  Even with the best of care, sometimes surgery is required.

Allegro’s wound care category has a variety of products designed to protect wounds and speed healing.  The type of products used depends on the stage and severity of the wound.  Below are our most popular wound care products for pressure sores, venous and arterial leg and foot ulcers.

Most Popular Pressure Sore and Ulcer Products

 

Mepilex Border Self-Adherent Absorbent Foam Dressing Mepilex Border Self-Adherent Absorbent Foam Dressing- This popular self-adherent foam dressing minimizes trauma to the wound and pain to the patient during dressing changes.  It is designed for a wide range of exuding wounds including pressure ulcers, leg and foot ulcers and traumatic wounds.

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Promogran Prisma Matrix Wound Dressing - 4.34 Sq inches Promogran Prisma Matrix Wound Dressing- Appropriate for diabetic foot ulcers, venous ulcers, pressure ulcers and all chronic wounds, Promogran Prisma contains a unique combination of collagen, ORC and silver-ORC to absorb chronic wound fluid and create the optimal environment for cellular growth.

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Iodosorb Gel Iodosorb Gel Cadexomer Iodine- Triple action kills bacteria, manages exudate and debrides the wound.  Iodosorb Gel is specially formulated for use on wet, exudating ulcers, diabetic and venous ulcers, pressure sores and infected wounds.

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SAF-Clens AF No Rinse Cleanser SAF-Clens AF No Rinse Cleanser – Intended for the cleansing of Stage I-IV pressure ulcers, stasis ulcers, diabetic ulcers, post-surgical wounds and more. Removes debris, slough and eschar without damaging healing tissue.  No rinse formula.

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Normlgel Normlgel Hydrogel Dressing – Provides a moist environment for the wound, optimum for healing.  Normlgel may be used on granulating and open wounds such as pressure ulcers, venous and arterial leg ulcers, diabetic ulcers, burns and open surgical wounds.  Another popular hydrogel is the SilvaSorb Hydrogel with antimicrobial silver protection.

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3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing - 4" x 4-3/4" 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing – This all-in-one sterile, transparent dressing frames the wound and delivers first aid all in one.  Used for acute wounds, surgical sites and chronic wounds including Stage I and II pressure ulcers,  Tegaderm protects at-risk skin or can be used as a primary or secondary dressing. Breathable yet waterproof.

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SILVERCEL Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing - 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" Silvercel Antimicribial Alginate Dressing- Great for pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers and surgical wounds, Silvercel combines silver and alginate into one unique dressing, providing both antimicrobial action and enhanced exudate management.

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Want more? See all these pressure sore/diabetic ulcer products and more in Shop by Condition: Dermal Ulcers.  We also recommend the following categories: Bedridden, Diabetic Shoes, Diabetic Socks, Pressure Reduction, Foot Care, Hospital Discharge Favorites and Skin Care

Valerie Paxton is a co-founder of AllegroMedical.com and lives in Phoenix, AZ. In 1997 she set out with her business partner, Craig Hood to form Allegro Medical - a company dedicated to helping people lead more independent and healthy lives. They poured their knowledge and experience into AllegroMedical.com and now have more than 1 million customers nationwide. Valerie has a degree in Journalism from the University of Nebraska and has spent most of her career in communications, marketing, PR, and investor relations. She enjoys giving advice, mentoring, volunteering, writing, reading, cooking, telling funny stories, healthy eating, her cocker spaniel Honey, her boyfriend Todd, hiking, kayaking, jokes and world travel. Follow Valerie on Twitter at http://twitter.com/vpaxton