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Any salt or ester of alginic acid.
However, some hydrocolloids now contain an alginate, for example Comfeel Plus, making these more appropriate for small donor sites.
We use sodium alginate to help make the jelly.
A secondary dressing must be applied to prevent the alginate from drying out.
This project was an identity based group sculpture and involved the participants taking casts of their own faces with dental alginate.
If a wound is so dry that it needs a moistened dressing, then it is unsuitable for an absorbent alginate or hydrofibre dressing.
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