Algivon is a soft alginate dressing impregnated with 100% medical-grade Manuka honey. The alginate fibres enable a slower, sustained release of honey. Algivon is an ideal choice for wetter wounds as the alginate is slightly absorbent, meaning the honey isn't washed away with exudate and so stays in contact with the wound for longer. The dressing is very soft and conformable, ideal for cavities, and debriding and de-sloughing large areas of necrotic and sloughy tissue.
Algivon is placed either side down onto the wound surface; dressings can be placed side-by-side to cover large wound areas or cut to size using sharp scissors.
Manuka honey has the following properties:
Antibacterial, so kills harmful bacteria
Eliminates odours without masking them
Osmotic effect, drawing harmful tissue away from the wound bed
Keeps the wound moist to create an ideal environment for healing.