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The best way to remove the island dressing is in the shower. While under running warm water, gently lift the upper edge, allowing water to flow under the dressing. Press down on the skin and pull the dressing parallel to the skin. Continue this to release the adhesive around the entire dressing. If removal in the shower is not practical, the dressing can also be removed by using a warm, wet, washcloth, and applying a similar technique. Lifting one edge of the dressing, work the washcloth under the dressing and gently continue to remove.
Moisture such as saline or water will work to activate the dressing. Please do NOT use hydrogen peroxide.
Yes, the Silverlon Island Dressing can be worn nder ace bandages and compression bandages and remain active for up to 7 days.
Yes. Any moisture i.e. saline, exudate, etc. will activate the dressing. DO NOT use petroleum-based ointments or creams under Silverlon dressings though and do not moisten Silverlon dressings with hydrogen peroxide or providone iodine.
Silverlon Island Wound Dressings are intended for external use only. Contact a health care professional if any of the following signs or symptoms are noted:
The Silverlon surgical dressing is designed to stay in place for up to 7 days. The dressing may need to be changed sooner if there is excessive drainage.