Why is Sorbact® green?
The green color distinguishes Sorbact® from ordinary gauze dressings and makes it easy to localize.
Can I save a Sorbact® dressing in an opened pouch for later use?
No, the dressing is for single use and all unused material shall be discarded.
Does Sorbact® contain latex?
There is no latex in either of the Sorbact® dressings nor in pouches or packages.
Can Sorbact® be used to prevent infections?
Sorbact® dressings can be used for management of clean, contaminated, colonized and infected wounds. It reduces bioburden, improves wound healing and decreases wound size. Sorbact® Surgical Dressing has been clinically proven to significantly reduce the risk of SSI in Caesarean sections.
Can Sorbact® reduce odor and pain?
Sorbact® is proven to help reducing pain during wear and odor from the wound site.
Can Sorbact® be used on infected wounds?
Sorbact® can be used for management of clean, contaminated, colonized or infected wounds and is clinically proven in several clinical studies to reduce bioburden. If spreading infection to the surrounding tissue or at systemic infection, it does not replace the need for systemic antibiotic but can be combined.
Does Sorbact® have any impact on the wound healing process?
Sorbact® supports the natural wound healing process by reducing wound bioburden and has clinically been shown to improve wound healing and decrease wound size. It also binds endotoxins that may impair wound healing.*
*In vitro data
How quick and for how long does Sorbact® bind bacteria and fungi?
Sorbact® has an immediate onset of action and continues to bind during 7 days.
For how long can a Sorbact® dressing be left in place?
The dressing change frequency depends on exudate levels and the overall condition of the wound and surrounding skin. If fully saturated the dressing should be changed. If the clinical conditions allow, the dressing can be left in place for up to 7 days.
For treatment of fungal infections in skin folds with Sorbact® Ribbon Gauze, daily dressing changes in conjunction with inspection and regular hygiene routines is recommended.
For how long can I use Sorbact®?
Sorbact® is suitable for a prolonged duration of treatment.
Can Sorbact® be used on newborns and children?
Sorbact® is safe for use in infants and children. There are also several publications on use of Sorbact® in children.
For Sorbact® Gel Dressing, see Instructions for Use on precautions.
What type of secondary dressing can be used with Sorbact®?
Selection of a secondary dressing is depending on exudate levels and change frequency. Example of a suitable secondary dressing is any kind of foam dressing, film dressing with pad or superabsorbent dressing.
Which Sorbact® dressing should I use for fungal infection in skin folds?
Sorbact® Ribbon Gauze is intended for use for treatment of fungal infection in skin folds. It has a soft feeling towards the skin and is available in several sizes that can easily be cut into suitable length. Read more
Can I use fatty creams or ointments together with Sorbact®?
You can use fatty solutions on the surrounding skin if needed, but not in the wound bed as it may impair the microbe binding effect of Sorbact®.
Does Sorbact® release any active agent into the wound bed?
There is no release of antimicrobial agents from the wound dressing. The effect is based on natural processes and physical interactions between the microbe and the dressing, utilizing the unique Sorbact® Technology.
Can I be allergic to Sorbact®?
The allergy risk toward Sorbact® is low and very few adverse events are reported.
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