WoundEx® - Unique bioceramic dressing pad for management of poorly healing chronic and acute wounds.

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FAQ

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How is WoundEx applied to the wound?

Answer
WoundEx is placed on the wound and fixed by gauze. It is also possible to use an elastic bandage for compression treatment.


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What types of wounds may be managed using WoundEx dressing pads?

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WoundEx may be used for management of a wide range of wounds both acute and chronic. It is best namely for traumatic wounds (e.g. abrasions and bites), pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and all sloughy, exuding or infected wounds.


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What is a "zeolite-iodine complex"?

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Zeolite is a mineral; an aluminium - silicon compound, aluminosilicate with a characteristic crystalloid structure. As every mineral, zeolite is a salt formed by cations and anions.

Iodine has high electro-negativity and that is why, after a certain period of time upon contact with zeolite, it penetrates the crystalic structure. Following the laws of physics, it bonds based on interaction with cations and silica in hollow spaces.

Zeolite-iodine complex is a mono-substance where the elementary iodine is bound in zeolite nanopores.

There is no chemical bonding between iodine and zeolite; the zeolite structure remains unchanged as well as the atomic state of iodine.


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In what way does the iodine antiseptic characteristic help?

Answer
The iodine antiseptic effect onsets quickly and stays in effect for the entire time of use of the WoundEx dressing pad. The local infection risk is reduced to a minimum and the wound healing process is accelerated.


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Is the use of WoundEx dressing pad safe for any type of wound?

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Yes. WoundEx eliminates the present pathogens via the released iodine. Iodine is continuously released from the zeolite-iodine chemical bond thanks to a stronger bond of water molecules with zeolite.


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Who is not eligible for WoundEx dressing pad treatment?

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WoundEx is not suitable for patients known to be hyper-sensitive, allergic or intolerant to iodine or for patients treated for thyroid gland malfunction. Learn more from the Patient Information Leaflet.


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What type of wounds may not be managed using WoundEx dressing pad?

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WoundEx may not be used on necrotic, dry wounds. Moisture is vital for the chemical release of the antiseptic iodine from the zeolite-iodine compound – a successful wound healing condition.


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How long may the WoundEx dressing pad be left on the wound?

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WoundEx may be left on the wound for 24-48 hours based on the amount of exudate released from the wound. When the secretion is too strong and oozing of exudate on the secondary dressing occurs, it is time to change the dressing pad.


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In what sizes are the WoundEx dressing pads available?

Answer
There are currently the following sizes of WoundEx dressing pads available on the market: 4x4 cm, 5x7 cm, 6X10 cm

Each packaging contains either 5 or 25 pieces.