Duoderm dressings are adherent dressings that manage exuding wounds. They can be used for “hard to dress” areas such as; Dermal ulcers, full-thickness wounds, pressure ulcer management (stages 1-4), leg ulcer management, superficial wounds, and second-degree burns.
The bandages promote granulation and facilitate autolytic debridement. , they can be easily molded into place and they can be worn up to seven days.
Initial use of this product should only be under the direction of a health professional.
Duoderm CGF Skin Dressings only provide local management of the wound site. In pressure injury care, other aspects such as repositioning of the patient and nutritional support should not be neglected. In leg ulcer care, lack of adequate rest in patients with vascular (arterial or venous) insufficiency can increase the amount of local edema and hinder potential healing.
Increased Wound Size may occur. Deeper tissue damage may have already occurred under an apparent superficial dermal ulcer. When using any occlusive dressing in the presence of necrotic material, the wound may increase in size and depth during the initial phase of management as the necrotic debris is cleaned away. Leg ulcers resulting from vasculitis may rapidly deteriorate during exacerbation of the underlying disorder.
Odor: Wounds, particularly those that are large or necrotic, are often accompanied by a disagreeable odor; however, this is not necessarily indicative of infection. The odor should disappear when the wound is cleansed (see infection).
Infection: If signs of clinical infection should develop, such as: uncharacteristic odor or change in the color of the exudate, fever or cellulitis (tenderness and erythema in the area of the wound), a bacterial culture of the wound site should be taken. If clinical signs of infection are present, appropriate medical treatment should be initiated. Duoderm dressings may be continued during the treatment at the discretion of the clinician.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon as you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
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