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Iodosorb® (5809)

Iodosorb® (5809) - Clinical Hub, Patient Education, Health and Nutrition Facts For You, Burn



Iodosorb® absorbs wound drainage and
decreases the bacteria in the wound.

Iodosorb® comes as a gel or pad (Iodoflex®).

Wound Care Instructions:
Wash wound with soap and water.
Rinse well.
Pat dry.
Apply 1/8” Iodosorb® gel or
Iodoflex® pad onto the wound bed.
Cover the wound with dry gauze.

Change the dressing and gel or pad every 3
days or when the gel turns from
brownish/orange to yellow/gray.

Signs and Symptoms of Infection:
Please call the Burn and Wound Clinic if
you have any of these signs or symptoms:

ξ Increased redness (over 1 inch in width)
and swelling.
ξ Foul smelling drainage or pus from the
skin graft.
ξ Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, nausea
or vomiting, muscle aches).
ξ Increased pain.

For questions or concerns at
(608) 263-7502.

For questions Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5
PM Please call the General Surgery and
Burn Clinic at (608)263-7502.

If you have urgent questions or needs after
hours or on weekends, call the Burn Unit
Nurses at (608) 263-1490 or call
(608) 262-2122 and ask to have the Burn
resident paged.

If you have non urgent questions or needs
after hours or on weekends, please leave a
message for the General Surgery triage
nurse at (608) 890-9542.

If you live out of the area, call

Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright © 7/2016 University of Wisconsin Hospitals
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