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Antiseptic, Paraffin Gauze Dressing


Antiseptic, Paraffin Gauze Dressing

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.




Bactigras* is an antiseptic, soft paraffin dressing which soothes and protects the wound whilst helping to reduce wound infection and inflammation. It has low adherence and allows the wound to drain freely into an absorbent secondary dressing. Bactigras is suitable for covering wounds such as minor burns, lacerations, abrasions, graft sites and leg ulcers.





- Soft paraffin base

- Sterile open-weave gauze presentation

- Contains chlorhexidine which is an active agent against a wide range of bacteria

- Reduces risk of infection

- Wide range of sizes

- Soothing and low-adherent





- Soothes and protects the wound and allows free passage of viscous exudate

- Open-weave gauze helps maintain shape and resist fraying when dressing is cut to shape

- Effective against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including MRSA

- Antiseptic efficacy unaffected by serum and blood


Contraindications / Precautions



- Should not be used on more than 10% of body area

- Dermatitis, contact sensitivity or photosensitivity may rarely occur

- Anaphylactic reaction to chlorhexidine has been reported, but is rare

- Should not be used in known cases of sensitivity or allergy to chlorhexidine

- Avoid contact with eyes, middle ear, meninges and brain

- Do not use with oxidising wound cleaning agents, soap, other anionic materials, or potassium iodide

- Seek medical advice immediately for all serious wounds and burns, or if redness or discomfort occurs




## Product comes in a Pharmacy presentation.

Code Description Items per unit Refer Availability
7456 5cm x 5cm bx/50  
66003650 10cm x 10cm bx/50  
7457 10cm x 10cm bx/10  
7461 15cm x 20cm bx/10  
66003661 10cm x 40cm bx/10  
66007505 15cm x 1m 1 roll  
36102020 10cm x 10cm (pk/3) 1 doz/disp ##

Clinical Support

Antiseptic, Paraffin Gauze Dressing

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

Clinical Support

Paper title: The treatment of small burns with a Chlorhexidine - medicated tulle gras
Author: J.C. Lawrence
Reference: Burns 3, 1977, 239 - 244
Study abstract: The effect of a tulle gras dressing medicated with Chlorhexidine was shown to reduce significantly the incidence of Staphylococcus Aureus in experimental basis made on guinea-pigs. This dressing apparently did not interefere with wound healing.

Paper title: Minor burns
Author: J.C. Lawrence
Reference: Nursing Mirror, April 28 1977, 57-60
Study abstract: From a 351 patient trial where patients suffered minor burns or scald injuries, is demonstrated that Bactigras prevents colonisation by Staphylococcus Aureus and where it was already present the colonisation was significantly reduced. Chlorhexidine incorporated in Petroleum Jelly Gauze maintains its antibacterial activity for at least 8 days and there was no evidence that it adversely affected the healing of the burns.


Instructions for Use

Antiseptic, Paraffin Gauze Dressing

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

Step 1:
Cleanse the wound using standard techniques.
Select the correct size of dressing and peel open the pouch (or tear the end of the roll pack).
Using gloves and forceps, remove the protector paper.
Lay the dressing over the wound in a single layer, in direct contact with the wound surface.

Bactigras Application
Step 2:
Apply a secondary dressing if required and secure in place with a dressing retention bandage or dressing fixation sheet.

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Step 3:
Bactigras* may be left in place when the absorbent secondary dressing is changed. The frequency of changing will depend on the clinical circumstances and this can vary from more than once per day to twice per week.
If the dressing adheres, soak it gently with sterile saline solution.

Please see General page for Contraindications/Precautions
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