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Will using santyl ointment and xeroform dressing together slow down the healing process on a venous stasis ulcer
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
3 doctors agree
In brief: Wound care products
Your clinicians have chosen two of 4000+ products to treat your wound.
Collagenase is in an ointment base and is an enzyme deb riding agent that is being used in your wound. The xeroform dressing is adherent and helps promote moist healing. Discuss these products with your clinician to learn more on why they were chosen.

In brief: Wound care products
Your clinicians have chosen two of 4000+ products to treat your wound.
Collagenase is in an ointment base and is an enzyme deb riding agent that is being used in your wound. The xeroform dressing is adherent and helps promote moist healing. Discuss these products with your clinician to learn more on why they were chosen.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Spence Misner
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Santyl is an ointment that loosens up abnormal tissue from the wound.
Xeroform ia a nonstick gauze like material that prevents the outside dressing from sticking to the wound. This is a good start to healing they wound but the goldstandard is a? Multilayer compression dressing.

In brief: No
Santyl is an ointment that loosens up abnormal tissue from the wound.
Xeroform ia a nonstick gauze like material that prevents the outside dressing from sticking to the wound. This is a good start to healing they wound but the goldstandard is a? Multilayer compression dressing.
Dr. Spence Misner
Dr. Spence Misner
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Dr. Kristin Cox
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not if used properly
Santyl and xeroform can be used in conjunction to aid the enzymatic debridement of necrotic tissue in wounds.
With venous stasis, there is another - bigger - issue. That is the blood flow out of the leg (venous return) is impaired. The wounds associated with venous stasis also require some sort of compression in order to decrease the amount of edema around them.

In brief: Not if used properly
Santyl and xeroform can be used in conjunction to aid the enzymatic debridement of necrotic tissue in wounds.
With venous stasis, there is another - bigger - issue. That is the blood flow out of the leg (venous return) is impaired. The wounds associated with venous stasis also require some sort of compression in order to decrease the amount of edema around them.
Dr. Kristin Cox
Dr. Kristin Cox
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