Algivon is a soft alginate dressing impregnated with 100% medical grade Manuka honey.
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 ensuring that sharp scissors are used. Depending on the tissue type within the wound bed and level of exudates your secondary dressing of choice could be a film dressing and/or bandage. In wounds with a high level of exudate an additional highly absorbent dressing can be introduced to help manage exudate, we recommend Eclypse
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.
Algivon is very soft and conformable so great for packing sinuses/cavities. It’s also absorbent so good for wetter wounds as the honey stays at the wound site for longer in the dressing.
Algivon is an ideal choice for wetter wounds as the alginate has a small capacity to absorb, meaning the honey isn’t washed away with exudate therefore staying at the wound site 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 may be applied to any wound but especially:
Pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, diabetic ulcers, surgical wounds, burns, graft sites, infected wounds, cavity wounds and sinuses.
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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
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