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Alginate Dressing

Alginate Dressing

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EconoGuard (AGD-01) Medical-grade Alginate Fiber absorbs fluids from skin wounds to minimize risk of infection and promote accelerated healing.

Alginate Dressing is a natural wound dressing that consists of alginate fibers derived from the seaweed calcium salts. Alginate dressings can absorb up to 20 times their weight in fluid, which makes them effective for the treatment of wounds with heavy exudates, such as deep wounds. Alginate dressings can remain in place for several days, so the wound requires less frequent dressing changes.


StayGuard™ brand of Alginate Dressings is uniquely positioned as the brand of choice for medical professionals with distribution to both developed and developing markets. Made with premium non-woven materials, our Alginate Dressings have several properties that promote wound healing. When used to dress a wound, the calcium ions in the dressing interact with the sodium ions in the fluid of the wound, which makes the fiber in the dressing to swell and partially dissolve into a gel. They are also able to create a barrier that resists bacteria and reduces the risk of wound infection.


StayGuard™Alginate Dressings are used worldwide in hospitals, operating rooms, and clinics. They are suitable for wounds with moderate to heavy drainage. However, dry wounds should not be treated with these dressings because alginate dressings do not have hydrating properties. They are easy to apply and can be worn for up to 7 days before changing. Alginate dressings have high calcium content, therefore can not be used on patients with sensitivity to calcium or other allergic conditions.


At AdvaCare Pharma USA we do have other divisions dedicated to different ranges which can be of your interest. Or you can check more products within our Skin and Wound Care below:


What are the common types of wounds where alginate dressings can be applied?
Alginate dressings are generally used for burns, trauma wounds, venous leg ulcers, packing wounds, higher state pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, cavity wounds, and post-operative wounds.
Are there any side effects of alginate dressings?
Few studies mention side effects. However, alginate dressings are not recommended to be used on patients with sensitivity to calcium alginate or with other known allergic skin conditions.
What are the general guidelines when using alginate dressings?
When using an alginate dressing, always irrigate the wound with sterile saline solution after you've taken off the dressing to remove any fibers from the wound bed and lower the risk of damaging the surrounding skin. Even if the alginate has turned into a gel, it's very important to irrigate the wound. Adequate wound irrigation should be performed whether you're using alginate in a tunneled wound or on a flat wound bed.
In what cases alginate dresses are not recommended for the usage?
Alginate dressings are not recommended for the treatment of the wound that is bleeding heavily, or for dry wounds. They also should not be used on third-degree burns and should be used with caution on tumors or any wounds with exposed blood vessels, because removing the dressing may cause fresh bleeding.
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