Why Use AmeriGel® Instead of First-Aid Ointment?

First-aid antibiotic ointments like Neosporin®, Triple antibiotic ointment, etc. help combat infection in minor cuts, burns and scrapes but are not FDA approved for use on diabetic skin ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, pressure ulcers, 1st and 2nd degree burns and post surgical incisions like Amerigel® Wound Dressing.

The word “minor” means that the skin is damaged, but not penetrated through or punctured. Some examples of minor wounds: a scraped elbow, a small scratch on the skin, etc. Wounds that have not healed in 60-90 days are considered chronic non-healing wounds and are not minor. These wounds range from shallow (crater-like) openings in the skin to penetrating down deep enough to see muscle or bone. Many times, there are other factors that contribute to a wound not healing, like diabetes, circulation problems, etc. The two main reasons that wounds, in general, will not heal is due to infection and an accumulation of necrotic or devitalized tissue (debris) in the wound itself.

“First-aid antibiotic ointments” are antibiotic and/or antimicrobial preparations that prevent infection. However, they do not keep the wound debris-free, because they do not have a “debriding” component. Debriding means the removal of dead/dying tissue or debris that has accumulated inside the wound. A scab covering the wound or a yellow splotch inside the wound is an example of necrotic tissue. In a chronic wound, you would not want either of these examples interfering with the healing process. Therefore, using a product that has a debriding capability would be advantageous.

AmeriGel® Wound Dressing is FDA approved for the following:

Indications: Stage I-IV pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, diabetic skin ulcers, 1st and 2nd degree burns, post surgical incisions, cuts and abrasions. The indications for use of AmeriGel® include “cuts and abrasions,” which is essentially all that “First aid antibiotic ointments” are intended.


Amerigel® is:

1. Antimicrobial to fight infection, like an antibiotic.

2. An autolytic debrider to keep the wound debris-free.

3. Keeps the wound moist for optimal healing

From minor cuts to chronic non-healing wounds, the clear choice is Amerigel® Wound Dressing.

Amerx Guarantee

AmeriGel® Wound Dressing has been shown in a study to heal on 7 out of 10 wounds and has a 30-day money back guarantee. Should you or someone you know have a wound that hasn’t healed, try AmeriGel® Wound Dressing for 2 weeks to see how well it works. If the wound does not respond to AmeriGel®, then simply return it within the 30-day period for a full product refund.