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Frequently asked questions about Flaminal®

How to use

 

Flaminal Hydro Enzym Alginogel moderately exuding wounds Flaminal Forte Enzym Alginogel heavily exuding wounds
 
How should I use Flaminal® Hydro or Flaminal® Forte?

 
  1. Rinse and clean the wound (e.g. with Flamirins®).
  2. If heavily infected, consult your doctor or wound clinician, You may have to apply an antiseptic, leave it for a few minutes and rinse to remove the antiseptic.
  3. Carefully dab the wound dry.
  4. Apply a thick layer (0.5cm) of Flaminal® Hydro and Flaminal® Forte.
  5. Fix with an appropriate dressing, depending on the type of wound:
    • Dry wound: transparent film (polyurethane) or paraffin gauze fixed by a non-adhesive bandage
    • Slightly exuding: non-woven gauze fixed by a non-adhesive bandage or by a hypoallergenic, adhesive tape Moderately exuding: absorbent, non-adherent compress fixed by a non-adhesive bandage or a hypoallergenic, adhesive tape.
    • Heavily exuding: non-woven gauze fixed by a non-adhesive bandage or by a hypoallergenic, adhesive tape
    • Very heavily exuding: absorbent non-adherent compress fixed by a non-adhesive bandage or a hypoallergenic, adhesive tape

Good to know:

  • Check the dressing daily. Renew Flaminal® Hydro and Flaminal® Forte whenever the gel structure has altered.
  • The wound may initially appear larger. This is the normal consequence of the debriding action of Flaminal® Hydro or Forte which causes dead tissue to be absorbed.
  • The colour may change and a sweetish odour may be produced.
  • Dry wax-like flakes (flakes of alginates) may appear.
    • This is acceptable if they are found at the wound margins, as they will protect the wound margins from maceration.
    • If the flakes appear in the wound itself, you should change to Flaminal® Hydro and/or use a moisture-retaining dressing or bandage (e.g. Vaseline gauze, PU film).


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