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Wound types and dressings


Wound Image Dressing
Epithelialising Clean, pinkish, slightly weeping. Low and non-adherent dressings: knitted viscose, paraffin gauze, silicone-based products, film dressing
Granulating Red, weeping, uneven, nodules Alginates
Sloughy Very wet, yellow sloughy tissue Hydrogels
Necrotic Dry and black, sometimes weeping
Infected Painful, smelly, yellow-green, wet and delicate
Exuding Shiny, wet, white, delicate


  1. Byrne, Bernadette (2019). "27. Wounds, dressings and bandages". In Morris-Jones, Rachael (ed.). ABC of Dermatology (7th ed.). Hoboken: Wiley Blackwell. pp. 231–244. ISBN 978-1-119-48899-6.