Impregnated Dressings

  • Curity Oil Emulsion Impregnated Dressing Cardinal


    Curity Oil Emulsion Dressing, Non-Adherent Wound Bandage

    Nonadhesive Oil emulsion blend impregnated into open mesh, knitted fabric dressing Non-adhering to wound site Allows free drainage of exudate away from wound Ideal for donor sites, delicate suture lines, graft sites, draining wounds

    Starting at $30.47
  • DermaRite Impregnated Dressing DermaRite Industries


    DermaRite Xeroform Gauze Dressing, Sterile Wound Strip

    Cover and protect wounds with the DermaRite Xeroform Gauze Impregnated Dressing. It keeps the wound bed moist to promote faster healing of minor burns, abrasions and lacerations. This sterile Xeroform gauze dressing features a blend of petrolatum and 3%...

    Starting at $14.49
  • McKesson Xeroform Petrolatum Dressing McKesson Brand 2243R


    McKesson Xeroform Petrolatum Dressing - Sterile Gauze Roll

    McKesson xeroform petrolatum dressing is a fine mesh gauze impregnated with 3% xeroform (bismuth tribromophenate) in a petrolatum blend.Bismuth tribromophenate (3%) formula features bacteriostatic properties to help reduce risk of infection and deodorize...

    Starting at $7.99
  • McKesson Impregnated Dressing McKesson Brand


    McKesson Hydrogel Gauze Dressings - Sterile Impregnated Wound Dressing

    McKesson hydrogel impregnated gauze dressing primary dressing is for wounds with light or no exudate that add or maintain moisture; it helps maintain a moist wound healing environment to assist in autolytic debridement. To protect peri-wound skin from...

    Starting at $16.99
  • Xeroform Petrolatum Impregnated Dressing Cardinal


    Xeroform Petrolatum Wound Dressing, Occlusive Mesh Gauze Strip

    Occlusive petrolatum gauze patch: 3% bismuth tribromophenate in a special petrolatum blend on fine mesh gauzeNonadhesive but clings and conforms to all body contours Bacteriostatic action--meaning inhibition of the growth of bacteria without its...

    Starting at $30.99
  • Cutimed Sorbact Antimicrobial Dressing BSN Medical


    Cutimed Sorbact Antimicrobial Dressing, Non-Stick Wound Pad

    Sterile green hydropolymer / mesh wound dressing pad.Absorbent pad dressing with Cutimed Sorbact wound contact layer Does not stick to wound bed Conforms to the wound Works with contaminated and infected wounds Physically binds and inactivates pathogens...

    Starting at $14.99
  • Cutimed Sorbact Impregnated Dressing BSN Medical


    Cutimed Sorbact Impregnated Dressing - Sterile, Ribbon Gauze

    Impregnated gauze primary sterile wound dressing for deep or superficial wounds.Sorbact impregnated cotton ribbon gauze for wound filling and packing Does not stick to wound bed Conforms to the wound Works with contaminated and infected wounds Physically...

    Starting at $19.99
  • Mesalt Impregnated Dressing Molnlycke 286080


    Mesalt Sodium Chloride Dressing - Sterile Gauze for Wounds

    Mesalt stimulates the cleansing of heavily discharging wounds in the inflammatory phase by absorbing exudate, bacteria and necrotic material. This effectively facilitates the wound healing process.For wounds with medium to high levels of exudate...

    Starting at $48.99
  • Cutimed Sorbact Impregnated Dressing BSN Medical


    Cutimed Sorbact Gauze Dressing, Non-Stick Pad for Wounds

    Impregnated gauze primary sterile wound dressing for deep or superficial wounds.Reduces wound odor Does not stick to wound bed Conforms to the wound Works with contaminated and infected wounds Physically binds and inactivates pathogens Sterile

    Starting at $6.99
  • Smith & Nephew Viscopaste PB7 Impregnated Dressing Smith & Nephew

    Smith & Nephew

    Smith & Nephew Viscopaste PB7 Dressing - Zinc Impregnated Gauze

    Viscopaste is a zinc-oxide paste bandage used in the application of unna boots, for the management of venous leg ulcers. Viscopaste is also indicated for the management of skin tears and stasis eczema.Soothes dry skin and does not contain calamine Made...

    Starting at $17.69

Impregnated Dressing Category Page

Impregnated dressings have become popular in wound care settings. Whether you’re caring for someone with an injury or yourself, there are things you'll need to know about impregnated dressings before you shop.

What Are Impregnated Dressings?

Impregnated dressings are non-adherent dressings saturated with a medication designed to reduce the risk of infection and promote healing. The added ingredient could be a solution, emulsion, oil, or another compound.

Impregnated dressings are for wounds that need additional medications while they heal. If you are using an impregnated dressing on a wound, you will also need a secondary dressing to place over it to secure the bandage in place. Secondary dressings help protect the surrounding skin from wound exudate, increase moisture, and help ensure that the impregnated dressing stays in place. Secondary dressings often adhere to the skin around the impregnated dressing and are made of absorbent materials to help further protect the wound.

What are the Benefits of Impregnated Bandages?

Impregnated dressings allow you to deliver different compounds to the wound while it heals. This may be an antibiotic, vitamin, mineral, or another type of agent that protects the wound and assists in healing. The dressing allows for the compound to release slowly onto the wound. It's a design that prevents the need to reapply the dressing.

Impregnated Dressing Sizes

Impregnated dressings come in a variety of sizes, including:

  • 1x8: Used for longer cuts
  • 2x2: Great for minor burns and wounds
  • 4x4: Good for medium-sized burns and wounds
  • 8x8 in.: Right for extensive burns and wounds
  • 6x36: For large, long wounds like post-surgical wounds
  • Impregnated Dressing Materials

    Impregnated dressings come in a variety of materials, including gauze, cellulose, cotton, and cloth. You should always follow your healthcare provider’s recommendation for dressing materials.

    Types of Impregnated Gauze Dressing

    Impregnated gauze dressings come with a variety of ingredients designed to support healing.

    Sodium Chloride Impregnated Dressing: Sodium chloride impregnated dressings help absorb discharge along with any bacteria around the wound. These dressings are typically helpful when used when there is swelling around a wound. This is the inflammatory stage of wound healing.

    Silver Impregnated Dressings: Silver has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, which is why silver-impregnated dressing is relatively popular in wound care. These dressings are designed to slowly release ionic silver into the wound to help protect against bacteria.

    Hydrogel Impregnated Dressings: Hydrogel impregnated wound dressings contain amorphous hydrogel made from water, polymers, and other ingredients. The hydrogel moisturizes the wounds and helps rehydrate the tissue during healing. Hydrogel impregnated wound dressings are suitable for wounds with variable thicknesses and injuries with a risk for tissue death.

    Petroleum Impregnated Dressings: Petroleum impregnated dressings help reduce the risk of infection by preventing bacterial invasion and controlling any potential odor from the wound.

    Nutrient Delivering Impregnated Dressings: These are impregnated with nutrients such as vitamin B and zinc to support the wound during healing. While the vitamins and minerals vary by manufacturer, these dressings protect the wound from bacteria while nourishing it during healing.

    What are the Applications for Impregnated Dressings?

    Impregnated dressings are for full-thickness and partial-thickness wounds such as burns, skin tears, and dermal ulcers. Most of the time, your healthcare provider will recommend a specific type of impregnated dressing for the wound in question.

    Remember, while impregnated dressings are helpful for many types of wounds, they are not beneficial for all wounds. If your healthcare provider did not specify that an impregnated dressing is necessary, you should check before using one to ensure it is the best choice.