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Management of exudates is a complex issue. The latest wound management consultants give emphasis on moist wound environment. Over exudation can better be managed by absorbent dressings. It serves two purposes, removal of excessive exudation and at the same time maintaining moist wound environment. Absorbent dressings also help in autolytic debridement process. Alginates are absorbent as well as hemostatic agents. Addition of antiseptics improves healing process and reduces frequency of dressings.
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