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ALLEVYN* Gentle Border

ALLEVYN* Gentle Border is a water/bacteria-proof silicone adhesive dressing indicated for moderately to highly exudating wounds. Hydrocellular structure allows for a moist wound environment. Remains in place and will not stick to the wound surface.

Smith+Nephew, Inc.

For over 150 years, Smith+Nephew has taken a pioneering approach to product design and services, helping to reduce the human and economic costs of wounds. *Trademark of Smith+Nephew
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• Gentle adhesive allows dressing to come off lightly for less painful dressing changes
• Absorbs, retains, and transpires exudate to provide optimal fluid management
• Gel adhesive holds dressing in place during application for easier application
• Maintains optimal moist wound environment to promote faster healing
• Longer wear time for fewer dressing changes
• Waterproof outer film protects wound


ALLEVYN* Gentle Border is indicated for use on chronic and acute exudative wounds, full- and partial-thickness wounds such as pressure injuries, leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, infected wounds, malignant wounds, surgical wounds, first- and second-degree burns, donor sites, skin tears, and fungating ulcers.

Warnings and Precautions

Do not use ALLEVYN* Gentle Border dressing with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions (eg, EUSOL) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressing.

If reddening or sensitization occur, discontinue use.

How Supplied/Sizing
3"x3", 4"x4", 5"x5", 7"x7".
Product features
check_circle Adhesive border
cancel Antimicrobial format available
cancel Compatible w/ topicals
cancel Cuttable
check_circle Flexible
check_circle Intact when saturated
check_circle Moisture vapor permeable
cancel Odor-reducing
check_circle One-piece removal
cancel Pressure redistribution
cancel Secondary dressing required
check_circle Self-adhering
check_circle Silicone-based adhesive
cancel Surfactant impregnated
cancel Usable on infected wounds
check_circle Variety of sizes
Other features
check_circle Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
cancel Published Clinical Article Available
Recommended Use

Acute Wounds
Chronic Wounds
Diabetic Food
Infected Wounds
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Pressure Ulcers
Superficial Wounds
Surgical Wounds
Venous Ulcers

Mode of Use/Application

Select appropriate dressing size. Prepare and clean the skin surrounding the wound area by removing excess moisture. Any excess hair should be clipped to ensure close approximation to the wound.

Start to remove the protector material from ALLEVYN* Gentle Border and anchor the adhesive side of the dressing to the skin. Smooth the dressing over the wound removing the remaining protector material and ensuring that the dressing is adhered all around the wound.

Removal & Change Frequency

During the early stages of wound management, ALLEVYN* Gentle Border dressings should be inspected frequently. Where the product is used on infected wounds, the infection should be inspected and treated as per local clinical protocol. Dressings can be left in place for up to 7 days, depending on the condition of the wound and the surrounding skin or until exudate is visible and approaches to within (5/8)" of the edge of the dressing, whichever is sooner.

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