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Haelan Tape for the treatment of overgranulation tissue

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Haelan Tape for the treatment of overgranulation tissue

Sue Johnson
31 August 2007

Overgranulation tissue usually presents in wounds healing by secondary intention and is clinically recognised by its friable red appearance. Its presence in a wound inhibits epithelialisation. Historically the treatment of overgranulation tissue consisted of destruction of the overgranulation tissue by cautery, curettage, silver nitrate, steroid preparations or application of pressure (Semchyshyn, 2005). Haelan Tape contains a moderately potent steroid and is used for a variety of inflammatory conditions in dermatology. It has been found to be useful in treating overgranulation, particularly around stoma sites.

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