Also, is there any data on its use in open wounds on babies with severe eczema, namely weeping wounds on the backs of legs, 6 mos of age? MDs have suggested bleach baths, dial soap, leaving OTA, or covering legs with saran wrap?? These all have failed, baby has been on several antibx,steroidal creams, hospitalized for staph (positive on wd culture), over last 3 mos,yet no mention of silver dsgs..Tried plain allevyn dsd, no help. I am a wd care nurse, heard of use of aquacel in pediatric burns, wondered if this may work for him?
I'm thinking it couldn't be any harsher then the things the doc was doing to the poor baby. I'm fond of the gel type dressings myself. I've seen them work wonders, on old people tho. It sounds like the baby needs a consult with a good derm at a children's hospital. You know how it is with wound care, you try them all until you find something that works.
I'm a firm believer in silver products too but I have no experience using on babies either but I agree, it cant be any worse than bleach baths! Ouch! poor kid! The only thing with Silver, however, is the possibility of "staining" the skin gray colored from the silver. I have seen silver used in wounds where it "tatoos" the skin silver and it doesnt go away (you will never hear the end when he is 18). I wouldnt think staph would be that unusual-it is pretty much on everyones skin. Have you tried plain Aquacel? I'm trying to remember how close that is to Allevyn. It has been a while since I worked at the Wound Ctr.
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