BACTIGRAS is a gauze dressing medicated with paraffin, containing 0.5% chlorhexidine acetate. It is presented as individual dressings in peel-apart pouches.
How BACTIGRAS works
BACTIGRAS acts as a barrier between the wound and a secondary dressing such as MELOLIN low adherent wound dressing, allowing wound fluid to pass into the absorbent secondary dressing. The chlorhexidine acetate antiseptic is slowly released from the dressing, giving long lasting action against a range of bacteria.
What BACTIGRAS is used for
- Minor burns
BACTIGRAS can be used on wounds where there is a risk of infection or on already infected wounds if the person has been prescribed oral antibiotics.
Instructions for Use:
1. Wash hands before and after treating wound. Gently clean wound and surrounding skin. Dry surrounding skin thoroughly.
2. Peel open foil sachet. Cut dressing to size.
3. Remove protective paper to reveal BACTIGRAS gauze.
4. Place BACTIGRAS onto the wound.
5. Place second dressing(e.g. MELOLIN pad) over BACTIGRAS for added protection and absorption. Keep MELOLIN and BACTIGRAS in place with either paper tape or a light crepe bandage.
When to Change
BACTIGRAS may be left in place when the MELOLIN dressing is changed. Change dressing daily or more often according to the condition of the wound. If the dressing sticks, soak it off gently with sterile saline solution.