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Alginate

Alginate

As the name implies, alginate dressings are made from sea algae or seaweed. Seaweed is a critical food source for marine life. Additionally, many people consume seaweed. Seaweed has several properties that make it an excellent choice for wound dressings.

Seaweed-derived calcium alginate fibers are used to make alginate dressings. These fibers have a water absorption capacity of up to 20 times their weight. The high absorption capacity of alginate dressings is a result of this. When wounds release large amounts of exudate, these dressings are an excellent choice.

In this case, the calcium ions in the calcium alginate fibers react with the exudate, which causes the fibers to swell. The fibers are also partly broken down to make a gel. This gel makes the alginate dressing fit even better to the shape of the wound site. Because the dressings can be used to pack deep cavity wounds, they're a good choice for that job.

It is simple to remove the dressings because they are biodegradable and thrown away. Saltwater is used to remove the alginate dressings. That way, the dressings can be removed without causing any damage to the granulation tissue that has formed at the wound site.

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