Silicone Category pageSilicone dressings are versatile, making them a popular choice for wound care in clinical and at-home settings. If a silicone dressing is the recommended bandage for yourself or a loved one, here is what you need to know about this type of silicone wound dressing before you shop.
Silicone bandages are primarily composed of inert synthetic polymers and have various uses in healthcare, including wound care. Medical silicone dressings can support a wound as it heals. They protect the surrounding skin from wound exudates (fluid) and blood. There is evidence that this form of dressing may help reduce re-injury and scarring.
If you are unsure what type of silicone wound dressing to use, ask your healthcare provider for recommendations.