Remove from the outer packet, remove clear films and apply to the wound either side up. Apply a secondary dressing of choice, this can be an absorbent dressing or semi-permeable film dressing depending on the nature of the wound. We recommend Eclypse Adherent or Advazorb Silflo. Actilite can also be used under Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) or a primary layer to reduce bacterial burden.
Store at room temperature. Due to the nature of honey, it can solidify at cold temperatures become more liquid at warm temperatures. If the product has hardened, warm between hands to soften before use. If the product has become too liquid, place in a colder place such as a fridge for a few minutes.
Actilite is a light non adherent, non sticky dressing ideal for infection prevention.
Actilite contains a combination of Manuka honey and Manuka oil. Best suited for granulating or epithelialising wounds, Actilite offers antibacterial protection whilist promoting the ideal moist wound healing environment.
Suitable for all wound types where a primary layer is indicated and an antibacterial effect may be advantageous including: Cuts, abrasions, burns, surgical wounds, leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers and infected wounds.
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Although the honey is not absorbed into the blood stream, we advise monitoring the levels of patients with diabetes. Do not use if allergic to bee venom. Discomfort can be experienced when honey is applied, depending on sensitivity of the wound it may be necessary to consider an appropriate level of analgesic. The initial discomfort usually subsides, however if it does continue, discontinue use and irrigate the wound with saline solution.