HemaGel is very often also used by diabetic patients for minor skin injuries on the feet, lower legs or hands. Patients can also treat their fingertips, which they have injured from a needle puncture.
Very often a very small injury, if neglected, can become an extensive chronic defect, therefore it is recommended especially for the group of patients suffering from diabetes to carefully treat and heal every injury.
If your doctor recommends HemaGel for treatment, proceed according to the following instructions:
1. Shower or clean the wound with tepid water.
2. Always gently clean away the remains of the HemaGel or other product which was used.
3. Cover the wound with HemaGel – a thin 1-2 mm layer. If the wound is deeper, do not fill in the entire crater, but only "coat" the bottom and walls of the wound with HemaGel.
4. Cover the wound with an impregnated tulle dressing (e.g. Atrauman) and then with a sterile square of gauze.
5. As a secondary dressing for bedsores we recommend a fixing material, but placing it against the bottom of the decubitus ulcer, bedsore. If possible do not cause yourself or the patient pain and again make sure that there is no air between the cover material and the surface of the ulcer which would prevent the HemaGel from working properly.
6. Redress as instructed by the doctor or depending on the condition of the wound. It is recommended redressing once in two to three days for chronic wounds. If the dressing leaks, you must change it more frequently.