Elta’s Clear Antimicrobial Skin and Wound Gel, releases silver as demanded by the bioburden of the wound. Tested to kill for at least 3 days, Elta’s SilverGel is completely clear allowing clinical observation of the wound bed. For OTC use on minor burns, superficial cuts, lacerations, abrasions and minor irritations of the skin. Under the supervision of a healthcare professional, it is indicated for pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, diabetic ulcers, 1st and 2nd degree burns, skin tears, grafted wounds, donor sites and surgical wounds where infection exists or threatens.
Elta SilverGel can be safely used with all standard forms of wound cleansers, including saline-based products. Unlike Elta SilverGel, some silver-containing wound dressings should not be used with saline or wound cleansers. The silver in some dressings can negatively react with the chloride ions in saline (NaCl solutions) which can affect their antimicrobial efficacy. Because of the silver technology used to develop Elta SilverGel, the use of saline or wound cleansers should not affect the antimicrobial efficacy of the Elta SilverGel dressings.