Posted: 29th June 2022 | Back to news feed
Wound dressings are an essential item for any first aid kit. They encourage a wound to heal more rapidly and help prevent the risk of infection and scarring.
All dressings should be non-toxic, non-allergenic and suitable for the wound type - no single dressing is appropriate for all wounds and all stages of healing.
A low-adherent wound dressing such as Skintact® from Robinson Animal Healthcare is ideal for minor cuts and grazes and is available in three different sizes, 5 x 5cm, 10 x 10cm and 10 x 20cm.
Before applying any dressing to a wound it should be thoroughly cleaned using a saline solution or a level teaspoon of salt per pint of previously boiled water. The frequency of dressing change depends on the type of wound, the dressing used and the healing rate.
Being low-adherent means it can be removed from the wound without causing any further trauma and using it over a sterile hydrogel such as Vetalintex® will create a moist wound environment and reduce the risk of scarring.
Skintact® dressings are presented in sterile packaging so once opened they should be used immediately or discarded.
For more information on the Robinson Animal Health Care range contact them on 01909 735000 or visit www.robinsonhealthcare.com
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