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Foams are comfortable, conformable and are highly efficient at absorbing large amounts of wound exudate whilst maintaining a moist wound environment. They are easy to use and leave no residue in the wound upon removal. Can be used as a primary or secondary dressing.


The ALLEVYN Classic range consists of ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive, ALLEVYN Heel, ALLEVYN Adhesive, ALLEVYN Gentle, ALLEVYN Gentle Border and ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite.

Why are there several different products within the ALLEVYN Classic range?

The different products in the ALLEVYN Classic range mean that there is a wide range of choice to cater for different patient needs. From those patients requiring a more secure adhesive to those

needing a dressing suitable for use under compression, whether the wound is lightly exuding or the skin is fragile there is an ALLEVYN dressing to suit your patient.

ALLEVYN Classic  Range

All of the dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range utilise the unique triple-action technology which consists of a non-adherent wound contact layer, an absorbent foam core and a highly breathable top film. This technology is designed to create a moist wound healing environment to keep the wound at the optimal moisture level for wound healing.

There is a range of adhesion qualities on the different dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range. ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive has a non-adherent wound contact layer for when no adhesion is required. ALLEVYN Gentle has a low-tack soft gel adhesive designed to provide a gentle helping hand during application of the secondary retention. ALLEVYN Gentle Border and ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite both have a gentle silicone adhesive across the wound contact layer and border for gentle adhesion with no need for secondary retention, finally ALLEVYN Adhesive provides a secure adhesive for when dressing retention is paramount.

ALLEVYN Gentle has been designed for when you need some gentle adhesion to give you a helping hand as you apply dressings on delicate areas of the body. The soft gel adhesive is suitable for use on fragile skin and is shown to minimise trauma and pain at dressing changes.

Utilising the ALLEVYN triple action technology to provide effective fluid management ALLEVYN Gentle is also suitable for application under compression bandaging.

·         Triple action technology provides optimal fluid handling to maintain a moist wound healing environment.

·         Breathable top film helps to minimise the risk of maceration to the wound and peri-wound.

·         Provides an effective barrier preventing bacterial strikethrough.

·         Soft and comfortable for the patient, the dressing conforms to curves and awkward areas.

·         The gentle adhesive means the dressing is suitable for use on fragile and delicate skin.

·         Easy to apply and remove, the gentle adhesive holds the dressing in place whilst secondary retention is applied.

·         Suitable for use under compression bandaging.

·         Suitable for use on patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa.


ALLEVYN Gentle dressings are indicated for use on:

·         Shallow, granulating wounds

·         Chronic and acute exudative wounds

·         Full and partial thickness wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers

·         Infected wounds

·         Malignant wounds

·         Surgical wounds

·         First and second degree burns

·         Donor sites

·         Skin tears

·         Fungating ulcers


How long can the dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range be left in place for?

ALLEVYN dressings can be left in place for up to 7 days, except the sacral area where dressings can be left in place for up to 5 days.

Which dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range can be used under compression?

ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive, ALLEVYN Ag Non-Adhesive, ALLEVYN Gentle and ALLEVYN Ag Gentle can all be used under compression

Do the dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range work in combination with gels?

ALLEVYN dressings can be used in conjunction with INTRASITE Gel for necrotic or sloughy wounds.

Can the dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range be used with oxidising agents?

Do not use ALLEVYN Life dressing with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions (e.g. EUSOL) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressing.

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