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EXU-DRY* Anti-Shear Wound Dressing

EXU-DRY* Anti-Shear Wound Dressing is a one-piece, multilayer, highly-absorbent, non-adherent wound dressing designed to minimize trauma and save nursing time. Anti-shear layer helps reduce friction and shearing.

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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• Sealed construction reduces linting and frayed edges
• Disperses exudate throughout the dressing
• Highly absorbent cellulose/rayon blend filler reduces the risk of maceration of periwound skin
• Does not adhere to the wound, protecting fragile granulation tissue
• Can be used as a wet or dry dressing on clean or contaminated wounds
• Compatible with most topical agents, liquids and creams


EXU-DRY* Wound Dressing may be used for wounds such as: venous ulcers, arterial ulcers, diabetic ulcers, pressure injuries, donor sites, surgical incisions and excisions, skin grafts, bio-engineered skin substitutes, burns, and draining wounds. Also may be used for the treatment of the following: moist skin desquamation, fungating neoplasms, chemotherapy extravasation, Kaposi's sarcoma, lymphedema, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), and sloughing skin disorders.


Petroleum jelly based impregnated dressings should not be used with EXU-DRY*, as this may interfere with its absorbency.

Warnings and Precautions

During the body's normal healing process, unnecessary material is removed from the wound which will make the wound appear larger after the first few dressing changes. If the wound continues to get larger after the first few dressing changes, consult an appropriate health care professional.
Should any signs of irritation (redness, swelling, increased burning sensation), maceration (over-hydration of the skin), hyper-granulation (excess tissue), or sensitivity (allergic reactions) appear, discontinue use and consult an appropriate health care professional.

Product features
cancel Adhesive border
cancel Antimicrobial format available
check_circle Compatible w/ topicals
cancel Cuttable
check_circle Flexible
check_circle Intact when saturated
check_circle Moisture vapor permeable
check_circle Non-linting
check_circle One-piece removal
cancel Secondary dressing required
cancel Self-adhering
cancel Silicone-based adhesive
check_circle Usable on infected wounds
check_circle Variety of sizes
Other features
check_circle Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
check_circle Published Clinical Article Available
Recommended Use

Acute Wounds
Chronic Wounds
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds

Mode of Use/Application

When using an EXU-DRY* dressing, select a size slightly larger than the wound area.

For use as a dry dressing: Before application, topical agents may be applied directly to the wound or onto the dressing.

For use as a wet dressing: Submerge the dressing in liquid topical agent and gently squeeze out (do not ring out) the excess.

For use as a secondary dressing: This product may be used in combination with other products (calcium alginates, gels, foams, etc) that have been used to pack a wound.

After the dressing is in place (the back side is marked "Use other side against wound"), secure the dressing with tape, netting, or gauze.

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