Foam dressings

Type of dressingUses
Adhesive sheets: Allevyn Adhesive, Allevyn Lite Island, Allevyn Thin, Allevyn Plus Adhesive, Biatain Adhesive, Lyofoam Extra Adhesive, Tielle Plus, Tielle Lite, TielleFlat, shallow wounds (control of exudate depending on type of foam); give degree of cushioning; may be left in place for two to three days Need secondary dressing
Non-adherent sheets: Allevyn, Allevyn Lite, Lyofoam, Lyofoam Extra
Allevyn Cavity, Allevyn Plus Cavity, Cavi-CareCavity wound with medium to high exudate
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