Mepilex® Lite Thin Foam Dressing
Thin-design foam dressing for managing low-exuding acute and chronic wounds.
Mepilex® Lite foam dressing is designed to help you manage low-exuding acute and chronic wounds. The thin profile is soft and conformable 1, to make it easier to use for difficult-to-dress areas of the body. And you can easily cut it to size.
This design includes Safetac® – the original less-pain contact layer with silicone adhesion. We designed it to mould softly to skin without sticking to the moist wound 2 – so you can remove it easily without damaging the skin 3. That means less pain for your patients 4. And it seals the wound margins to protect skin from damaging leakage and maceration 5. Mepilex Lite is clinically proven to significantly reduce the severity of skin reactions from radiotherapy treatment 6.
- Less pain during dressing changes 4
- Soft and conformable design, for ease of use 1
- Minimises the risk of maceration 5
- Can be easily cut to size, for versatility
- Clinically proven to treat or prevent radiotherapy-induced skin reactions 6
When to use Mepilex Lite
Mepilex Lite is suitable for a wide range of low-exuding acute and chronic wounds, such as diabetic wounds, pressure ulcers, partial thickness burns and epidermolysis bullosa.
You can easily cut Mepilex Lite to fit a wound and the soft foam is highly conformable 1. This makes it ideal for wounds in difficult-to-dress areas like armpits or under the breast. You can use it together with the Tubifast™ fixation.
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- Dykes PJ, et al. Effects of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of skin. J Wound Care. 2001;10(2):7-10.
- Zhong, W-H., Tang, Q-F., Hu, L-Y., Feng, H-X. Mepilex Lite dressings for manageing acute radiation dermatitis in nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients: a systematic controlled clinical trial. Medical Oncology 2013;30(4):761 [Epub ahead of print]
- Khramilin, V. Mepilex Lite in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcer. Open non-randomised case study. Poster presentation at the European Wound Management Association conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 2006
- Glover, D., Harmer, V. Radiotherapy-induced skin reactions: assessment and management. British Journal of Nursing 2014;23(4):S28-S35.