Ag / Silver Wound Dressings – EasyMeds Pharmacy

Ag / Silver Wound Dressings

Silver, or Ag dressings are topical wound care products derived from ionic silver. These products release a steady amount of silver to the wound providing an antimicrobial or antibacterial action. The silver is activated from the dressing to the wound’s surface based on the amount of exudate and bacteria in the wound. Silver dressings are available as foam dressings, hydrocolloids, barrier layers, and charcoal cloth dressings. Silver dressings may be used with select topical and adjunctive therapies to decrease the bacterial load, contain exudate, and improve the appearance of the wound’s granulation tissue.

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