Antimicrobial Wound Dressings in Greenville & Dallas, TX
Antimicrobial wound dressings: Antimicrobials are agents or medications that kill micro-organisms (microbes) such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Antimicrobials include disinfectants, antiseptics, and antibiotics.
Many disinfectants, antiseptics, and antibiotics have broad-spectrum antimicrobial abilities. They help to kill and eradicate bacteria, viruses, and fungi from the body.
Antimicrobial dressings are wound dressings with agents or medications that kill micro-organisms. Antimicrobial dressings are used for acute and non-healing wounds that are infected or at risk of infection. There are different antimicrobial dressings available. The choice of dressings depends on the antimicrobial agent incorporated, mode of delivery to the wound, and characteristics of the wound.
Some antimicrobial dressings contain only antiseptic agent incorporated and does not include antibiotics. Antiseptic solutions have a broad action and can effectively kill micro-organisms but may compromise or damage healthy tissue. Thus, their use in wound management has been limited to reducing the effect of pathogens on the skin.
However, recent advances in antiseptic technology have developed several products that contain antiseptic agents that are less harmful to healthy tissue and very effective in killing pathogens.
Due to the rising prevalence of drug-resistant antibiotics, antimicrobial wound dressings incorporating antiseptic agents are increasingly used in wound management.