Frequently Asked Questions:
What is WoundSeal Powder and how does it work?
WoundSeal Powder is a non-prescription topical powder. The ingredients are a hydrophilic polymer and potassium ferrate. In combination with manual pressure to the wound, the powder quickly forms a strong scab that completely covers the wound and stops the bleeding. WoundSeal Powder is not a vasoconstrictor or a cauterizing agent, is not biologically derived and is non-toxic.
On what type of wounds can I apply WoundSeal Powder?
Use WoundSeal Powder on external wounds that have blood, such as cuts, skin tears and avulsions. If sutures are required, the protective scab that forms may be removed by a medical professional by soaking it with saline solution and gently scraping it off. The powder must be totally irrigated off the wound prior to applying sutures.
Does WoundSeal Powder cauterize or burn the skin?
No. WoundSeal is a powder wound dressing that works by combining with blood and forming an instant, protective seal/scab. It is not a cauterizing agent and doesn’t burn or damage tissue.
Can WoundSeal Powder cause allergic reactions?
The product is hypoallergenic. No allergic reactions have been reported.
Will WoundSeal Powder work with people who bleed easily?
Yes. WoundSeal Powder does not depend on the blood’s natural clotting mechanisms to be effective, so it will work on people who bleed easily.
How do I apply WoundSeal Powder?
After pouring the WoundSeal Powder onto the wound, apply pressure with your fingers for 30 seconds to ensure the powder combines with the blood to create a protective scab. If there is no further bleeding, gently dust off any excess powder without disturbing the scab. The scab will fall off on its own when the wound has healed.
How much WoundSeal Powder should I apply?
Apply as much WoundSeal Powder as it takes to completely cover the wound and any blood around it. Ensure that there is a layer of dry powder on the top of the wound before applying pressure.
How large of a wound can I treat?
Generally, one application of WoundSeal Powder should be enough to cover a 2 inch laceration; however, if the blood flow is significant, an additional application may be needed.
Will I feel any discomfort when I use WoundSeal Powder?
For wounds with ample blood present you should feel no discomfort. However, for wounds like abrasions, where there is little blood present, a temporary warming sensation might be felt depending on the location and severity of the wound.
Can I apply WoundSeal Powder to a wound if I am sweating?
Yes, WoundSeal Powder will instantly form a protective scab/seal that adheres to the wound, even if the skin is moist with perspiration.
Should I wash the WoundSeal Powder off after the blood flow has stopped?
No, it is important to keep the protective scab clean and dry until it has hardened (usually in one to two hours). Once the seal/scab has hardened, the treated area can get wet or submerged in water (i.e., showering or swimming.)
Do I need to remove the protective scab?
No, the protective scab will fall off naturally.
Do I need to cover my wound to protect it?
You can cover the wound if desired, but the scab will allow nothing into the wound, including germs and dirt.
Can WoundSeal Powder be applied along with other creams or ointments?
No, it is recommended to apply WoundSeal Powder without the use of creams or ointments.
I only used half a dispenser. Can I save the rest?
No, the powder is moisture sensitive. Once it is exposed to air, it must be used or discarded.
Will the WoundSeal Powder stain or scar the skin?
Unlike other products on the market, WoundSeal Powder does not stain or scar the skin.
Does WoundSeal have a shelf life?
WoundSeal has a shelf life of 2 1/2 years from the date of packaging. The expiration date is listed on each unit/package.