Authors: Rami Mossad Ibrahim, MD, Elisabeth Lauritzen, MD, Frederik Gulmark, Hansen Med. Stud., Anne Mosebo, Med. Stud., Magnus Balslev Avnstorp, MD and Rikke Holmgaard, MD, PhD
Antimicrobial wound treatment has been of major importance in the prevention of burn infections as these infections will lead to decreased healing and poor cosmetic results.
Aquacel Ag Ionized silver in hydrofiber
Aquacel Ag is active against almost all types of pathogenic bacteria such as:
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Gram-negative spells, incl. pseudomonas
- Candida albicans
Aquacel Ag supports wound healing by providing a moist wound environment. It binds to the wound surface of dermal burns. It can be used for superficial and deep second degree hand burns.
Nitrofurazone is used impregnated in gaze. Effective against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, but not pseudomonas. Can cause cutaneous allergic reactions. Should be covered with vaseline gaze to keep the wound moist and preventing the bandage to dry.