Below are some of the general questions regarding self-caring for your wounds that we often receive. For further product information, please see the Instructions for Use leaflet, which is included in the dressing box, or consult your local healthcare professional.
Can I shower with my dressing?
Yes you can. Biatain Silicone has a waterproof topfilm, which allows you to shower with the dressing on. Both before and after the shower, make sure that the dressing is in place and that the silicone border adheres to the skin.
How long will it take for my wound to improve?
Healing time will depend on the size and type of your wound, as well as your general health. It is important that you follow the treatment and advice prescribed by your healthcare professional.
How often will my dressing have to be changed?
Biatain Silicone dressings can be worn for up to 7 days, depending on how much fluid is coming from the wound and the clinical judgement from your healthcare professional. Please see the “How to apply Biatain Silicone” page.
Will dressing changes hurt?
Some people may experience slight discomfort during dressing changes, specifically during the cleansing of the wound, depending on the type and position of the wound. If you are feeling any discomfort when changing your dressings, please contact your healthcare professional. They will be able to give you further advice.