Foam dressing for wound are very suitable for oozing wounds, whether they are mild or severe. Generally, foam dressings are suitable for partial or full thickness wounds. Wounds that use foam dressings include:
Draining oral capsule wounds
Pressure ulcers/injuries (stages 2 to 4)
Wounds that require negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT)
Tracheostomy and gastrostomy tube
Hurt the mouth
Foam dressings can be used for wounds with softened necrotic tissue. They are also very flexible and can be cut to fit specific body parts, such as toes, fingers or ears. Due to its thermal properties, foam dressings can be used on wounds that require insulation to keep warm. In addition, foam dressings can help protect the skin on protruding bones or high friction areas of the skin.
Undrained wounds and third-degree burns are usually not ideal for foam dressings. These dressings are also ineffective on dry wounds because there is no exudate, and the wound bed may be too dry for a dry wound healing environment (although in this case, foam dressings can be used to keep the char dry and prevent accidental movement) ). If the foam is soaked quickly, excessive exudate may be a contraindication and may allow external bacteria to enter the wound. In addition, too much exudate may require too many dressing changes and cause the area around the wound to macerate. In this case, a more absorbent foam or other dressing(Can use hydrocolloid dressing) type is required.