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Super Absorbent Dressings / Absorbent Dressings

Absorbent dressings can retain immense amounts of exudate, and are therefore used for wounds with a lot of drainage. These dressings keep the wound appropriately moist to encourage healing, and whisk exudate away from the wound, and into the dressing. Absorbent dressings are often designed with multiple absorptive layers, which absorb exudate, and also protect the wound from harmful bacteria (by absorbing the bacteria into the dressing). Using an absorbent dressing reduces the frequency of necessary dressing changes. Shop the best absorbent and superabsorbent dressings on AvaCare Medical now! Read More...

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On this page, you’ll find the best absorbent dressings, including Eclipse Super Absorbent Dressings, Mepore, Cutimed and Allevyn absorbent dressings, and other top-of-the-line absorbent dressings. 

When to Use Absorbent Dressings

Absorbent dressings are meant for utilization as primary or secondary dressings. Absorbent wound pad dressings can be used for leg ulcers, lacerations, skin grafts, surgical incisions, donor sites, abrasions, or any kind of wound with exudate. 

Advantages of Absorbent Dressings

Absorbent dressings are very popular dressings, and are used by millions of healthcare professionals. These dressings have a number of benefits: 

  • They absorb exudate at a quick pace
  • They can be worn for longer periods at a time
  • Absorptive dressings are therefore usually cost-efficient
  • These dressings are less likely to cause trauma to the wound bed
  • Some absorbent dressings feature minimal adherence to the wound bed makes wound trauma or pain less likely
  • They help protect the wound from reinjury and from the environment
  • Absorbent adhesive dressings are designed to be comfortable, and are unlikely to cause skin irritation

Types of Absorbent Wound Dressings

Here are a few of the most absorbent wound dressing options. These dressings can be made from cellulose, cotton, or rayon. Absorbent dressing pads come in many different sizes and shapes, and many, many types. Absorbent dressings include the following: 

  • Super Absorbent Foam Dressings
  • Alginate Dressings
  • Absorbent Pads
  • Gel pad Dressings
  • Sodium chloride Dressings
  • Silver Absorbent Dressings
  • Absorbent Island Dressings
  • Absorbent Composite Dressings
  • Non-adherent absorbent dressings
  • Antimicrobial Absorbent Dressings
  • Transparent Dressings
  • Sponge Bandage Dressings
  • Hydrogel Dressings

What is the Most Absorbent Type of Dressing?

Calcium alginate dressings, which have the capacity to absorb up to 20 times their weight, are considered to be the most absorbent kind of dressing. 

Absorbent Dressing Summary

An absorbent dressing does the following: 

  • Absorbs bacteria thus minimizing wound odor
  • Absorbs excess exudate
  • Keep the wound appropriately moist

Find all types of absorbent and super absorbent dressing pads for wound care today! There are absorbent waterproof adhesive dressings, absorptive silver dressings, and many other types of nonstick absorbent dressings on AvaCare Medical. Shop now and get free shipping when you spend over $50!