The Burnaid Burn Gel Dressing consists of a thick pad of open cell foam impregnated with Burnaid gel. When placed on a burn, a layer of gel is held on the skin.
From the patient’s perspective, they are afforded almost immediate pain relief from the cooling gel and the anaesthetic properties of the Melaleuca Oil. The cooling property of the dressing helps to halt the burn progression and minimizes further tissue damage. Furthermore being in excess of 90% water, the Dressing re-hydrates the burn Burnaid Dressings are sterile and exhibit mild biocidal properties thus helping to prevent secondary infection.
The Burnaid Burn Gel Dressing allows for easy transport to medical attention, as the gel stays ‘in-situ’ on the skin far better than chilled-water irrigated dressings. Furthermore as the first response treatment in accident and emergency wards or ER’s, the Dressing need only be applied once - saving nursing resources and time. The Dressing has many other practical benefits - especially where clean cold water is not readily available.