Water is preferable for wound cleaning… but – Why can hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) be useful in some cases?

It is to be recognised that some wounds have a contusion zone consisting of tissue balancing on the edge between being viable (being able to live) and unviable and therefore destined to die off sooner or later. It is preferable to get rid of the unviable tissue as early in the wound healing process as possible as…

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Why should Chlorhexidine not be used before the application of MPPT?

Chlorhexidine binds strongly to the skin and tissues. Chlorhexidine is cytotoxic to fibroblasts which are the creators of the connective tissue essential to wound healing. It is toxic to human tissue cells at the same concentrations it is toxic to bacteria. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3238890 Chlorhexidine’s activity lasts at least 48 hours but substantially longer periods (4 weeks) have been…

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How should I store MPPT?

MPPT should be stored refrigerated between 2 and 10 degrees C. MPPt can comfortably be handled at room temperature. However, it is important to shield it from direct heat sources. Examples are direct sunlight, radiators, window sills, pockets near to the body etc.

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What secondary dressing (bandage) is recommended?

The secondary dressing to cover and hold the MPPT layer in place should be light, dry and highly permeable. This allows the wound exudate to evaporate and the wound to breathe, as is the intention, as MPPT effectively facilitates the evaporation of the wound exudate. Two alternatives: Swab (thin) A simple few-ply (e.g.4 ply) lint free swab…

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Can I use antiseptics when preparing the wound?

The use of antiseptics is discouraged when preparing the wound for MPPT application. We strongly advise against the use of antiseptics that are cytotoxic to human cells and that accumulate in the tissue, e.g. Chlorhexidine. About Chlorhexidine If for a specific reason it is necessary to use an antiseptic prior to MPPT, a better option would be…

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Does MPPT work in conjunction with other topical products, i.e. applied directly to the wound?

No. Any other therapies or treatments applied directly to the wound surface may impact the pumping capacity of MPPT and should be avoided. Examples of topical therapies to avoid: all hydro-gels, collagen (powder, cream and dressing), occlusive absorbent dressings (e.g. alginates), honey, silver, topical negative pressure therapy, and topical antibiotics (ointment, cream, paste and powder). Some dressings…

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