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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Is MPPT safe?

The components of MPPT are approved food supplements without any known cytotoxicity. MPPT has been shown to cause no wound irritation, sensitisation or bleeding. MPPT is not absorbed by the body and can be rinsed off by irrigation with water or wiped off with a moist swab. It can remain on the clean wound surface after discontinuation…

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Can MPPT harm the wound bed?

MPPT sucks the exudate fluid away from the wound surface by means of capillary forces. Capillary forces automatically stop the sucking action as soon as there is no longer any excess fluid present because air will enter the system and break the continuous water column. Consequently, the suction can never cause harm to the wound bed.

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Can MPPT over-dry the wound?

MPPT sucks the exudate fluid away from the wound surface by means of capillary forces. Capillary forces only work when there is excess fluid present. Therefore, the suction stops automatically as soon as there is no longer any excess fluid present and, consequently, there will never be any suction effect exerted on the wound bed itself.

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How does MPPT work (MoA)?

MPPT works in three steps: Absorption, Pumping by capillary forces and Evaporation. The Exudate is absorbed into the MPPT micropore particles. These are highly porous and the pores (or capillaries) are interconnected. The capillaries work as a battery of small individual pumps that by means of capillary forces suck ( pumps) the exudate to the surface of…

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