An important part of long-term medical care is the treatment, management and promoting healing of wounds, ulcers, sores, burns and surgical incision sites. These skin conditions must be carefully treated to prevent infection, further damage and complications which can lead to even more serious conditions. A leader in wound and ulcer treatment, Amerigel Products provide an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent agent for the treatment for a range of skin conditions. The key ingredient in their formulas is Oakin®, an extract of oak (Quercus rubra) tannins that treats damaged skin without side effects. These tannins are readily absorbed into damaged skin, where they precipitate proteins into the wound, promoting natural healing while providing effective bactericidal protection.
MIC (Minimum Inhibitory Concentration) tests have shown that Amerigel Products containing Oakin® suppress several dozen different species of microorganisms, including E. coli, Shigella flexneri, several species of Salmonella and a range of Staphlyloccus and species. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified Amerigel Products as indicated for use on a variety of skin wounds, ulcers and burns. They are safe for use on all skin types and conditions.
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Wound and ulcer management, taken to include a range of traumatic and chronic skin conditions, encompasses a wide range of problems. They vary from surgical scars to trauma sites (burns, abrasions, cuts) to chronic ulcerations (caused by pressure bandages, venous stasis, diabetes-induced). The range of needs are addressed by a variety of Amerigel Products, designed and formulated by experts in wound and ulcer treatment. Patients with allergies to oak sap or oak pollen should use these products with caution.
Useful with or without bandaging, AmeriGel Wound Dressing keeps wounds moist and clean. Containing Oakin® and meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) extract, this dressing protects against infection, promotes natural skin tissue healing and eases the pain of ulcers and sores. Patients with asthma combined with Samter's Triad or anyone with salicylic acid sensitivity should use this dressing with caution. Lost moisture can be restored to fragile skin with Amerigel Care Lotion. Containing Oakin®, caprylic/capric triglyceride (derived from coconut), glycol, stearic acid and zinc oxide, the lotion soothes dry, irritated skin, strengthens the skin moisture barrier function to retain hydration in skin tissues and protects skin against breakdown. This product is particularly effective for minor abrasions, rashes, psoriasis, pupura and eczema as well as contact dermatitis and first- and second-degree burns (including sunburn).
Alternatively, when wounds and ulcers must be protected against excessive moisture contact, Amerigel Barrier Lotion provides a dual dimethicone/silicone skin shield. It is antimicrobial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory and is useful for areas of pressure, friction, skin folds and draining wound sites. The lotion does not penetrate the skin.