Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

ActivHeal Polyhexanide Foam Silicone Border

Advanced Medical Solutions


A sterile dressing containing the antimicrobial substance polyhexamethylene biguanide (Polyhexanide, polyhexanide), which kills bacteria and inhibits its growth. Polyhexanide released in the presence of wound exudate is an effective antimicrobial agent against a broad spectrum of microorganisms. Manages wound exudate and microbial contamination, reducing wound pain during healing. The perforated wound contact layer contains a gentle silicone adhesive that provides secure, non-irritating adhesion and supports non-traumatic removal during dressing changes. The low-friction, waterproof polyurethane film provides a bacterial barrier to the wound.


Moderately to heavily exuding chronic and acute wounds that are at risk of infection. Can be used on pressure ulcers, leg and foot ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and surgical wounds. Can be used under compression bandaging.


Dry or lightly exuding wounds. Do not used on individuals with a known sensitivity to polyurethane films, foams or Polyhexanide and surgical implantation.


8×8cm, £3.01; 10×10cm, £4.63; 12.5×12.5cm, £5.51; 10×20cm, £7.53; 15×15cm, £7.53; 20×20cm, £12.11; 18.5×19.5cm (sacral), £9.82

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