The Benefits Of Occlusive Dressings In Wound Healing

Sukmawati Tansil Tan*, Nathasia Winarto, Ricky Dosan, Putri Bennya Aisyah
Department of Dermatovenereology, Faculty of Medicine, Tarumanagara University, Jakarta, Indonesia

© 2019 Tan et al.

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There are several types of wounds with their own healing properties. The latest innovation in wound management by using occlusive dressings can prevent infections, improve healing time and patient’s comfort. Occlusive dressings are often used as an immediate wound hygiene control and also prevent blood loss until debridement is performed. They are used to protect wounds and surrounding tissue from pathogens and other harmful materials. A good cover depends on the condition around the wound, the person's skills, and the injury's nature. In this article, we provide an insight into the types of polymer materials used clinically in wound dressing and underlying mechanisms between the biomaterial dressings and the body tissue.

Keywords: Occlusive dressings, Moist wound environment, Wound healing, Chronic wounds, Acute wounds, Epidermis.