FAQs

What are the ingredients in AMERIGEL Hydrogel Wound Dressing?

Oakin (Oak Extract), Meadowsweet Extract, Zinc Acetate, Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) 400 & 3350, Water.

Why is keeping the wound debrided so important?

Debriding means the removing of dead/dying tissue or debris that accumulates inside the wound. A scab covering the wound or a yellow splotch inside the wound is an example of accumulation. In a chronic wound, this accumulation can slow the healing process and provide a good environment for bacteria and germs to grow. This is […]

Why do I need to cover my wound?

All wounds should be covered with a dressing to protect it from germs that could cause infection. We recommend using a gauze dressing that is moistened with AMERIGEL Wound Wash to cover the wound after applying AMERIGEL Hydrogel Wound Dressing. This also helps promote a moist wound bed which, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research […]

What should I use to clean my wound?

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) issues clinical practice guidelines for proper treatment and recommends the use of saline (hospital grade saltwater) for wound cleansing. We recommend using AMERIGEL Wound Wash to rinse and irrigate the wound. Cleansing the wound with soap and water may leave soap residue if not rinsed adequately. To make […]

Should I use peroxide or betadine on a diabetic/chronic wound?

No, these have been found to be harmful to new developing tissue in a chronic wound. A chronic wound is a wound that has been present for more than sixty days. For an acute wound, like a fresh scrape or cut, peroxide or betadine (povidone-iodine) could be used to cleanse the wound. When using AMERIGEL […]