Bactigras® dressing consists of leno-weave fabric, impregnated with soft paraffin BP that contains 0.5% of chlorhexidine acetate BP. Chlorhexidine is ...

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Bactigras® dressing consists of leno-weave fabric, impregnated with soft paraffin BP that contains 0.5% of chlorhexidine acetate BP. Chlorhexidine is an antimicrobial agent that works actively against a wide array of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, but inactive against spores, viruses, and fungi. Such a dressing is used in skin loss lesions to avoid infection. The soft paraffin dressings can decrease wound infection and inflammation. It has low adhesiveness and allows the wounds to drain fully into an absorbent secondary dressing. This dressing is suitable for covering different wounds such as lacerations, minor burns, graft sites, abrasions, and leg ulcers. It can also be used along with other antibacterial topical and systemic agents. BACTIGRAS can be also used as an adjunct to systematic antibiotic therapy. 

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What are the benefits? 

  • Soothes and protects the wound and allows free passage of viscous exudate
  • Bactigras is soothing and low-adherent and allows the wound to drain freely into an absorbent secondary dressing.
  • Maintains shape, resists fraying
  • Bactigras is a sterile paraffin Tulle Gras dressing made from open weave gauze. The gauze has interlocking threads which minimise fraying when the dressing is cut to shape.
  • Heps to minimise risk of infection
  • The antiseptic efficacy of Bactigras is unaffected by serum and blood.
  • Demonstrated to be effective in-vitro and in-vivo against MRSA
  • Aids in reducing the risk of colonisation

How do I use it? 

1. Wash hands before and after treating wound. Gently clean wound and surrounding skin. Dry surrounding skin thoroughly.

2. Peel open foil sachet. Cut dressing to size.

3. Remove protective paper to reveal BACTIGRAS◊ gauze.

4. Place BACTIGRAS onto the wound.

5. Place second dressing(e.g. MELOLIN pad) over BACTIGRAS for added protection and absorption. Keep MELOLIN◊ and BACTIGRAS◊ in place with either paper tape or a light crepe bandage.


When to Change

BACTIGRAS may be left in place when the MELOLIN dressing is changed. Change dressing daily or more often according to the condition of the wound. If the dressing sticks, soak it off gently with sterile saline solution.


Bactigras is intended for use as a wound contact layer for wounds such as:

Minor burns and scalds
Lacerations, abrasions and other skin loss wounds
Donor and recipient graft sites
Leg ulcers, where the wound is no more than 10% of the body area, where there is a risk of infection, or on already infected wounds in conjunction with systemic antibiotics.

Bactigras should not be used on more than 10% of the body area.
Dermatitis, contact sensitivity or photosensitivity may rarely occur. Anaphylactic reaction to chlorhexidine has been reported, but is rare.
Avoid contact with eyes, the middle ear, meninges and brain.
Bactigras is incompatible with soaps, other anionic materials, as well as potassium iodide.
The use of Bactigras with oxidising wound cleaning agents should be avoided.

Buying Bactigras online

You can buy Bactigras products online through one of the UK’s leading online pharmacies, Pharmacy Planet. It's easy and convenient. You will need to fill out a short assessment and the item will be delivered directly to your door. If you want to buy these dressings online, use Pharmacy Planet, a UK pharmacy you can trust. 

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