Wet to Dry Dressings

The information in this section is made available through the generous support of Dr. Grant Stevens and Dr. Luis H. Macias. 

Wet to Dry Dressings

Wet to dry dressing can be used to help promote wound healing. Moist environments have been proven to aid in wound healing and shorten healing time. Open spots can take from days to weeks to heal. One way of treating this kind of a wound is to place a barrier against the newly forming skin and the wet gauze to help keep the area moist. Telfa pads are very gentle to open wounds without disturbing newly forming skin cells. Regular gauze dressing can pull off new skin cells at every dressing change and delay your healing since your body will have to make those skin cells again. This method can really make a difference and help the healing process.

Telfa Pads can be cut to any wound size and separated for future dressing changes. Apply half a pad with the shiny part next to the open area and the wet gauze is applied next. A dry gauze pad can be placed over the wet gauze so your bra and shirt won't be as wet. The Telfa pad will allow for drainage and the moisture to stay next to the wound. The pad won't stick to the wound. It will make it much easier to manage dressing changes and be much less painful.

  • Saturday, 05 May 2012