MelMax® is a sterile, inert wound dressing impregnated with a metal ion formulation and medical grade buckwheat honey speciﬁcally selected for medical use. The blend of trace elements (metal ions) normally also occurs in wound exudate and in the woundbed.
Buckwheat honey is a rich source of phenolic compounds shown to be responsible for superior anti-oxidant activity; pH modulation is the basis for a cascade of regulatory processes bringing contaminated and chronic wounds back to appropriate stages of healing.
MelMax medical grade honey-based wound dressings are indicated for contaminated and infected wounds:
- Acute wounds (burns, post-operative and trauma wounds)
- Chronic wounds (ulcus cruris, diabetic and pressure ulcers)
MelMax dressings contain medical grade dark buckwheat honey and a metal ionformulation. Acting together they:
- Regulate bacterial contamination
- Regulate enzymatic balance
- Decrease the influence of reactive oxygen species
Medical grade honey as an antibacterial agent
Medical grade honey supports woundhealing: it is a powerful bacteria-regulating agent; reduces the inflammation reaction; stimulates autolytic debridement; enhances cellular growth; reduces the formation of scar tissue; neutralises odour and has strong anti-oxidant properties.
The metal ion formulation regulates the MMP balance in the wound bed by means of pH modulation.
This is a requirement for a coordinated process during formation of the extracellulair matrix and reduces the production of reactive oxygen species. The metal ion formulation assists the healing process preventingchronic wounds from stalling.
Open the blister packaging and remove the MelMax® dressing from the packaging. Remove the front and back papers from the dressing. Apply the dressing and ensure that maximum contact with the wound is made. Secure the dressing with usual means, such as a secondary dressing.
Store at room temperature, dry, and keep away from direct sunlight.
Technical details MelMax
MelMax dressings contain these components:
- Acetylated cellulose (acetate) gauze
- Medical grade dark buckwheat honey
- Calcium, Rubidium, Potassium, Zinc, Citric acid
One box of MelMax contains 10 dressings. Dressings can be cut to the appropriate size if needed.