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Dressing Types

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HydrocolloidsGel forming polymers to absorb exudate for partial thickness wounds
HydrogelsGel sheets to improve moisture retention for superficial and partial thickness wounds
Foam dressingsHydrophilic base with hydrophobic outer layer for exudate of partial and fill thickness wounds
Transparent filmsWater resistance adhesive film that is permeable to oxygen but does not let bacteria in
GauzeImpregnated with healing aids and can be used for debridement
AliginatesHighly absorptive seaweed extract, nonwoven dressing
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