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Unread 12-30-2004, 06:20 AM
New Dressing For Incision

Today I am trying out a new dressing for my incision. Hopefully if all goes well I will only have to be taped and untaped 2-3 times a week and not everyday!.
You can't see it under my clothes and can barely fell it through them and I can't feel it on my belly when I move.
I'm all excited there appears to be an end in sight.
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Unread 12-30-2004, 07:44 AM
New Dressing For Incision

What kind of new dressing? Montgomery straps? alldress?..what?
Unread 12-30-2004, 08:17 AM
New Dressing For Incision

still packing but only using Aquasel AG (overlapping slightly onto skin) and no more seasorb filler.
Then a square of dermaflex on top (hence why the overlap of aquasel)
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Unread 12-30-2004, 08:21 AM
New Dressing For Incision

Ia m sure I know what they are, but I guess in the UK the names are different..LOL
Doesn't matter I am glad that you are getting better and the tape thing is no longer a big issue
Unread 12-30-2004, 08:34 AM
New Dressing For Incision

Whoops a daisy that should have been duo-derm extra thin - not dermaflex, sorry

Click for info on aquasel ag

I'm just looking up what I can about this duo-derm.
Unread 12-30-2004, 08:39 AM
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The Aquasel worked wonders for me and stoped the Seroma almost over night!

The Dermaflex started it off on the right way, but was not quite right for me.

I now only have 2 very little spots where the staples were (hole from staple pucture) that are still a bit odd and don't seem to want to heal, I can't contact the nurse untill the new year about these, but we are keeping them clean.

I'm so pleased things are healing at long last for you

marian, the dermaflex is a kind of Hydrocollid dressing and the Aquasel is a guaze type that drys a wound out quickly.
Hope this helps define them a bit better for you
Unread 12-30-2004, 08:44 AM
New Dressing For Incision

Originally posted by Kia_Breizzze
Whoops a daisy that should have been duo-derm extra thin - not dermaflex, sorry

Ahhh now I know duoderm!! LOL That stuff is great, only change it every 3 days..wonderful product, we used it on patients that have bed sores that haven't broken the skin yet.
Thanks for the link on the other stuff.
Unread 12-30-2004, 08:45 AM
New Dressing For Incision

this is the duoDERM

DuoDERM® Extra Thin dressing belongs to the Granuflex® range of hydrocolloid dressings. It is a sterile dressing consisting of an inner layer of hydrocolloids contained within an adhesive polymer matrix and an outer layer of polyurethane film. The outer film is impermeable to exudate and micro-organisms. The hydrocolloid component of the dressings interact with wound exudate to produce a cohesive gel which enables removal with little or no damage to newly formed tissue. As DuoDERM® Extra Thin is waterproof, it is possible to bathe or shower with the dressing in position.
and the aquasel (mine includes ionic silver)
It is produced as a textile fibre and presented in the form of a fleece held together by a needle bonding process, and is available both as a `ribbon' for packing cavities, and as a flat non-woven pad for application to larger open wounds.

The dressing absorbs and interacts with wound exudate to form a soft, hydrophilic, gas-permeable gel that traps bacteria and conforms to the contours of the wound whilst providing a micro-environment that is believed to facilitate healing.
Unread 12-30-2004, 08:47 AM
New Dressing For Incision

Ahhh... Iknow that stuff too, for the life of me cant think of our name for it, but we do use is called something different in UK..that is so weired. That is good stuff too!!!! You go girl!
Unread 12-30-2004, 08:50 AM
New Dressing For Incision

I think we replyed to this all at the same time

Well at least I got the first one right thanks for the info Kia, as I'm interested in what was used on me too.

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